Meet our Staff – Adam
Name: Adam Sheeran (cousin of Ed’s maybe?)
Where are you from: Galway city born and raised.
Hobbies: Recording music, surfing, photography and Instagram addict.
Favourite country: I have travelled a good bit around Europe, but I would say The Netherlands stands out for me. I lived and worked in Amsterdam for a time, and it was brilliant!
What should others see there: First thing I would do is rent a bike and explore the city the way the Dutch do, definitely a few laps around Vondelpark is worth it. Join a free walking tour to learn the history and check out the Rijksmuseum. It’s a super chilled city for obvious reasons but sitting by the canals watching the boats go by is time well spent.
Dream destination and why: I’ve always wanted to go to Iceland, and I’m fortunate enough to be going later this year with a band to play some gigs around the country. I love the other worldly landscape, huge waterfalls and also a big Bjork fan.
What should people not miss in Galway: Free walking tour, Walk the prom in Salthill and kick the wall, pints, feed the swans down the Claddagh, pints, visit the famous Saturday market, pints, traditional Irish music in Tig Cóilí coupled with a couple more pints of the “Black Stuff”.
Perfect day in Galway: On the rare occasion that it’s sunny, sitting outside Neachtains Pub on Quay Street with a pint (or ten) of Guinness. It’s the best spot for people watching and soaking up the real Galway atmosphere.
Favourite Restaurant: Have to go with the Wa Café. Award winning Japanese food and the best sushi in town. Can’t go wrong with a beer and a bento box.
Favourite Pub: The Blue Note. A real place for music heads, real chilled out vibe and it draws in a cool crowd. Although O’Connells on Eyre Square has the best Guinness in Galway.
Favourite spots in Ireland: I go surfing when I can, so a small surfing town called Lahinch in County Clare has some steady waves for beginners to advanced surfers. Also Killarney down in Co. Kerry. It has one of the biggest national parks in Ireland. Takes a while to get there but worth the journey to get out into the wilderness. Check out the forest around Torc Waterfall.
Best Irish Expression: Pint? (It’s never just the one……)