Galway Arts Festival

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A major church near the river.
I woke early this morning, still in Kinvara at the Doorus House, and found that the sun was up.  By early I mean 0500hrs.  I was wide awake so I went for a run.  It was very enjoyable, I didn't even notice the the marshpits that probably smelled really bad.

I drove to Galway and since everything is Ireland is close (Galway is only three hours from Dublin) it didn't take me long to get there. Finding my next hostel was a bit of a challenge but I finally found it and a place to park.  Parking is a bit expensive as this is a tightly packed town.  The most affordable place I could find was 18 Euro, but I can leave it over night.  Other places were charging as much as 25 Euro. 

Once settled I was able to locate the ticket office for the Galway Arts Festival which is an international arts festival held here annually.  Since today is the only day I'm here I booked everything I could and found three shows that I could make.  One play was great!  The next was average.  The third starts in about an hour. 

After this next show I'm hoping to find a place that serves mussels for dinner and then I'll probably drink a few beers since I don't have to worry about driving miles back to the hostel tonight. 

I'm still unable to upload pictures but I hope to find a place and a time when I'm in Dublin tomorrow.  Checkout from this hostel is at 10a so I'll probably just leave town after breakfast.
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A major church near the river.
A major church near the river.
Some art on the college campus.
Some art on the college campus.
One of the shows I saw.
One of the show's I saw.
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This years poster for the Galway …
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