The Dew Drop Inn… ah, the memories! It’s the namesake of this pub in Galway (the brightly colored building to the left). My grandfather (Layton McCarthy Massie) worked with the real Pa Walton once once a time, in Virginia. If you watched the show, you’ll recall Pa had to travel to find work a few times. It was one of those times. The family (upon which the TV series was based) lived in Skylar, Virginia, whereas my grandpa lived closer to the West Virginia line.
I had a ball in Galway this weekend, visiting Amanda Bernhard and her husband Jonathan Kennedy. Here’s a glimpse of some of the things we did.
We attended the Fulbright Association’s Thanksgiving Banquet on Friday and the Irish Music Club’s singing event on Saturday.
Shannon Jonathan and Amanda
Christmas decorations in Galway. And yes, they celebrate *Christmas* here.
Sunset over Galway.
We visited the gothic St. Nicholas church in Galway. It’s been added to many times. And I was able to guess the complex sequence properly — yeah!!!!!
A “new” ceiling over the unusually long south transept at St. Nicholas.
Dining at Kai with Jonathan and Amanda.
Very cool space inside Kai.
Hanging out at Kai with Amanda.
Making sure Jonathan’s uilleann pipes fit in a Ryanair-compliant carryon.
A charging station for electric cars on the campus of Galway University.
The Dew Drop Inn in Galway.