Periwinkle is a very nice b&b in a quiet residential neighborhood far from traffic, with ample on-street parking. Our room was small, but not uncomfortably so. Joan, the inkeeper, serves a good, hearty Irish breakfast.
I walked to Eyre Square on the far side of the downtown area in 20 minutes, so it's little more than a mile away. The route is all residential until you get to within a block or two of downtown.
Galway Bay is less than a quarter mile away. Periwinkle is just across the wesern border of Claddagh, the area made famous by the Claddagh ring and Bing Crosby ("...watch the moon rise over Claddagh, and see the sun go down on Galway Bay.") Joan believes the lyricist must have had her neighborhood in mind. The b&b is on the eastern edge of Salthill with its promenade.
Joan was very friendly, and even gave us a ride to the edge of downtown.
We'd stay there again.
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