Monday, 21 April 2014

Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland is known for it's breathtaking scenery and our coastline is dramatic as it is inspiring.  

The newly promoted Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500 km / 1550 mile signposted driving route stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork. 

In addition to the already existing Causeway Coastal driving route in Northern Ireland, Ireland will offer one of the most scenic & romantic touring drives in the world. Galway is situated almost midway along the route and the g Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the sights and sounds of vibrant Galway as well as the majestic natural attractions of Galway Bay, the Aran islands, Ciffs of Moher and the mountains of Connemara.

There are a number of guides being produced including - 50 Secrets of the Wild Atlantic Way - designed to highlight some of the many treasures along the route

...places where the locals like to go 

...some  off the beaten track

giving visitors the opportunity to get a true authentic Irish experience whilst surrounded by the majestic beauty of the wild Atlantic Ocean 

Signature experiences include:

  • Weaving magic into Donegal tweed
  • Taking a traditional seaweed bath or even kayaking to collect your own seaweed
  • Sailing a Galway Hooker traditional fishing boat on Galway Bay
  • Feeding the swans in Galway's Claddagh harbour
  • Catching mackerel off the promenade 'Prom' in Salthill in September
  • Meeting a oyster farmer as he collects the best of season for local restaurants and bars
  • Irish language lessons in Connemara or visit the Skelligs in Dingle, Ireland's 'Maccu Pichu' 
Here is a short video to help you immerse yourselves and imagine yourself driving the stunning, the majestic, the Irish - Wild Atlantic Way!

Friday, 11 April 2014

Easter in Galway

What better time to enjoy Galway than at Easter? With the Galway Food Festival, Connacht v Munster Rugby game and a range of family activities, shopping and entertainment options on our doorstep, the five star g Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable mini-break. Check availability When staying at The g, indulge yourself with the Easter themed Afternoon Tea for just €42 for two guests. Call 091 865200 to Book.

Easter Chocolate Obsession Afternoon Tea

  • Selection of Finger Sandwiches
  • Freshly Baked Chocolate Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves
  • Dark Chocolate & Passion Fruit Tart with Chocolate Popping Candy
  • Lemon Meringue Nest With Mini Chocolate Eggs
  • Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut Praline Macaroon
  • White Chocolate & Spring Berry Gateaux
Served with a choice hot beverage of choice including specially arranged Chocolate Teas:
Irish Whiskey Cream Tea - Flavoured malty Assam black tea effused with a flamboyant fragrance of whiskey and a breath of cocoa.
Chocolate Dreams Rooibos - delicious herbal tea from the Cape, finely flavoured with Irish Cream, soft vanilla aroma and slight cocoa note.

Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Friday 15.00 – 18.00 & Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays 12.00 – 18.00

Cup Cake Decorating for Children

The g’s Easter Cup Cake Decorating Master-class can be enjoyed as part of a pre-booked lunch on Friday 18th April. During the Master-class our highly trained & award winning chef will guide the young participants through the making of our g cupcakes and then invite them to decorate their own cupcakes with imagination and flair. Lunch main-courses in our Signature Lounges range from €11.95 per adult and €6 per child, served from 12.30pm – 2pm.

Pre-booking is essential for this event. 

Children must be booked in for lunch at the g hotel in advance and aged between 3 - 12 years to attend the class, which starts at 12 noon.  

Galway Food Festival

The 3rd Galway Food Festival takes place over Easter weekend (18th-21st April) with open-air markets, restaurant trails, cooking demonstrations, food tours, foraging trips, food talks and debates, wine and beer tastings and family fun. This year our chef, Pauline Reilly, will be participating in a Demo at Spanish Arch at 12noon on Good Friday and would love to see any of our regular guests that are passing by. We will also be holding our Easter Cup Cake Decorating Master-class for children in the g on Good Friday as above.