Galway, for a foodie-friendly getaway
Combine a smattering of historical sights with a weekend checking out top pubs and restaurants on a trip to Galway, arguably the finest foodie city in Ireland. Head to Kai for lunch, where freshly made soup is served with big hunks of bread, before a post-lunch pint at any one of the 475 pubs that Galway proudly claims to be home to. Later on, slide into a booth at Tigh Neachtain for oysters and Guinness before heading to the Crane for live music. Daytime sightseeing here is best done while strolling the cobbled streets, spotting gargoyle-strewn churches, to Lynch’s Castle – now a grand old bank – and dipping into pubs as you go.