Oct 18 2013

{When in Galway} The Kings Head

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The Kings Head

Galway, Ireland

www.TheKingsHead.ie

 

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Sometimes … it takes me an age to get around to blogging about a place I love. I could pull several different and unique excises out of my hat to lay on this one … but the truth is I am just buried alive.

Late in August I took the boldest and bravest decision yet, and signed up for the MA in Journalism at NUIG. I am knee deep in the 1st semester and loving it. I have had to shift gears completely and am writing about news and politics and all kids of interesting and different topics.

I miss writing about food though. And I miss y’all.

I was flicking through my images last night and found these photos and it reminded me that I had never told you how much I love this pub. Not only do I love it … the Chef loves it too … and the kids …

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They really love it …………

Kings Head ham 2

And shur what is not to love? The Kings Head is a family-run business that has been under the ownership of Paul and Mary Grealish for over 20 years now. They also own the beautiful …. and a bit posher …. Malt House restaurant next door. Their chefs have been with them for 15 + years. They run a tight ship.

 

Kings Head chili crab 2

They dip their crab claws in melted butter with hot fresh chilie slivers.

These – are to die for.

 

Kings Head - fish of the day

 

A variety of daily specials always on the menu and never will dissappoint.

Lobster n' chips Kings Head

Something we love (during the summer months) is the grilled Lobster with drawn butter and thick steak cut chips.

 

Kings Head mussels

But it is the mussels that bring me back everytime.  A massive bucket to share for the table so the kids can get stuck in.

 Graduation season is upon us and I have a special blog post lined up for next week – so stick around.

In the meantime, if you know anyone that is graduating in Galway, why not meet them for a pint at The Kings Head?

 

WiseMona

 

 

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  • Looks fantastic! I am hungry looking at the photos.

    I noticed you were very busy from your Facebook updates. Fair play to you! Are you looking forward to your graduation. Today we found out the hubster graduates on 7th November. I am so excited. My outfit is ready, I am still practising to walk on my killer heels (first heels in 20 years). You would think it was my graduation :-D

    Looking forward to your blog about your graduation :)

    • Eeek .. graduation tomorrow … can’t wait really.
      I will update tomorrow afternoon.
      Now – just hope the rain holds off!!

  • Making me hungry looking at those photos

    • The crab claws are so good.
      Simple and tasty and I think everyone that goes there can’t leave without ordering them.
      Hope the book is coming along nicely xx

      • Going well although the formatting is doing my head in!

        • I saw your notice on FB this morning looking for a holiday destination :0) You will sooo need a break after the Christmas x

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