December 17, 2007

Galway's Saturday Market

fresh produce, galway market, IrelandI created a puzzle from this photograph on Rambling Puzzles this morning and realized that I didn't have a post about the Galway Market on Rambling Traveler. We had such a good time the day we visited, I decided to share some of our experience.

fresh produce, pictures at Galway MarketEvery Saturday morning, there is a market in Galway, next to St. Nicholas Church. The day we went, it was crowded with locals buying fresh flowers, produce and a nice variety of breads. There were tourists as well, looking at jewelry, purses, scarves and pictures.

fresh bread, galway marketIt was fun to walk around and see everything, inhaling the tempting smells from food stands and listening to locals greeting each other and catching up on news. We had fun lunches that day, an olive/cheese/red pepper salad from one food stand stuffed into a warm pita from another, a fresh sausage, and a falafel sandwich. We also bought some of that wonderful bread to enjoy as we walked around.

If you are planning a visit to Galway, I definitely recommend a visit to the Saturday morning market.