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With the recent opening of the Gort-Tuam section of the M17 motorway, it seems that the southwest of the country has moved a little closer to Galway, and weekend trips which we might only have previously considered at the height of the summer are now more enticing all year round. With a little over two and a half hours driving time from Galway city, the delights of the southern capital can be reached, and, let’s face it, Cork is always worth a visit.
We have bid farewell to the lazy days of summer and readjusted our routine to winter schedules of work and school timetables but do not forget to set your reminder for health and fitness programmes.
Who among us has not sat in traffic in Claregalway at least once? Like most small towns it has a good takeaway and a cosy cafe, but it is the Arches Hotel that is many of the locals' preferred escape from the traffic in this bustling little spot. Owned and operated by the Dunleavy family, The Arches is a three star hotel located in the heart of the village, just across the Clare River from the historic Claregalway Abbey.
It is fair to say, I think, that we have all learned to lower our expectations a little when dining in a hotel. Often we hear the phrase "the food was great", qualified by the appendage "for a wedding". After all, serving 120-plus plates of beef or salmon all at the same time is an entirely different prospect than cooking two or four plates to order.
It is no secret that the Irish love their tea. We drink more of this hot beverage per capita than any other country. The presence of tea making facilities is considered essential in any hotel or bed & breakfast room and it is offered at breakfast, elevenses, lunch, dinner, and any time in between.