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9 Responses to “La Kid, Galway, This Morning”

  1. dmf Says:

    howz the Brexit/visa thing working out?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    dmf: La Kid’s an EU citizen, so none of what’s going on affects her. If Poland (she’s a Polish citizen) leaves the EU (not impossible), she might start having difficulties.

  3. Bill R Says:

    My siblings visited Galway where my maternal grandfather grew up. He lived on a hill with a breathtaking view of the bay. The trouble was he lived in a 12 x 16 stone cottage with his many brothers and sisters. The family still owns the house – they use it as a tool shed.

    In 1900 or so, when he was 12, the romance had thoroughly worn off and he took to hanging around the docks looking for a captain who would let him work his way to England. One day he just didn’t return, eventually making his way to America. They never saw him again.

    Best wishes to La Kid.

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Bill R: I love the fact that the house/tool shed remains in the family.

  5. Dennis Says:

    The background looks like the Spanish Arch area seen from the Claddagh on a typically blustery Galway winter day. Many’s the time I took that route driving into Galway Town from Salthill.

  6. Polish Peter Says:

    The line of houses in the background is known as The Long Walk, whence the Irish ancestors of Mrs. Polish Peter, having been Galway boatmen, departed for America in the late 19th century.

  7. Polish Peter Says:

    …Spanish Arch being the gateway to Long Walk. Adjacent to the Spanish Arch is the excellent Galway City Museum, worth a visit.

  8. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Dennis: Exactly right. That’s the place.

  9. dmf Says:

    the whole UK/Ireland relationship seems to be on this ice but maybe that will bode well for and open border to remain in Ireland, wouldn’t bet too much on the present govt in Poland staying EU friendly..

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