It's the last day of winter and Galway is eagerly anticipating all the spring will bring. From Connemara spring lamb to early blossoming flowers. Barna Woods will have carpets of Bluebells and wild garlic and groups of Galway foragers will be spotted reaping the first jewel of the year. Always be careful to only take what you need and just strip the leaves, leave the flower and bulbs for future growth.
Galway is a hive of passionate foodies from those of that like to savour the fabulous menus on offer to the dedicated suppliers such as Gannet Fishmongersand Sheridans Cheese to the creative chefs that devise a never ending stream of tempting menus.
It is Saturday so I'm wandering around the Galway Market which has been running for centuries beside St Nicholas' Collegiate Church. Many of the surrounding streets are pedestrianisedmaking Galway an ideal city to explore on foot, wandering down medieval lanes and discovering a celebrated local bookstore 'Charlie Byrne's' or tasting the delights of local bakers, Gourmet Tart Company.
The market is open all day on Saturday with a smaller version on Sunday and during the Galway International Arts Festival in July, we are lucky to have it on weekdays too. There is so much planning going on at this time of year and Spring will bring announcements of new events, growing festivals and exciting times.
We hope to welcome you to the g Hotel & Spa during Spring and be sure to check out our Things to Do in Galway section to get a head start on your trip to the 'City of the Tribes'.