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on 21 January 2010
I would be very surprised if the author has been to Galway since the last edition of this Guide. How much research would it take to find out that Bold Art Gallery has been closed since early 2009 or that Bistro Jackie has not exited since 2008?
He misses the real gems too, which to me looks like he hasn't even browsed off the beaten track. For instance shops like Twice as Nice (a great vintage shop which sells great Jewellery), Judy Greene's (who is a world famous local potter), Cloon Keen (a local perfumer, whose candles and body care are amazing and locally made), Griffins Bakery (which makes legendary bread and is steeped in tradition), and the Oslo Pub which brews their own beer. Yes they are harder to find....but isn't that a travel journalists job?
My suggestion is don't bother with the book, Bord Failte will have the same advice or even try tripadvisor.
A huge disappointment.