What are some of the best things to see and do in Galway and in the surrounding area (differnt towns, even nearby counties)?
My boyfriend and I are debating a short trip this November, but don't want to rent a car. Neither of us feel comfortable driving with the steering wheel and traffic patterns being on the opposite side we are used to. I previously went to Ireland with a friend who drove, so I fortunately have had the experience of adventuring through the country. My boyfriend is less interested in doing that or anything else nature related and more interested in checing out little towns and historic sights, like castles. He has already expressed to me that he doesnt have interest in going to the Cliffs of Moher (too bad cause he's missing out).
So we were thinking of flying into Dublin and taking the train to Galway and doing some sightseeing based out of Galway and the surrounding area. I have been trying to get my some ideas on where to go/what to do but my internet searches are not helping me! I had no choice but to turn to good old Tripadvisor :)
Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated! We aren't limited to taking the train to just Galway, if there are other areas you think might be better then let me know!!