This is the work of the Irish Patchwork society and called "Cu Na Mara" or Seahound. Below was the reception area where the "Cead Mile Failte" (100,000 welcomes) hands display was.
Next door to this display was the Wellness cafe where you could sit and have coffee or a snack. Across the hall from the display was the Wicked Thimble pub. Doors leading to the patio with picnic tables meant we could enjoy the view of row boats on the river while sipping our coffee and snacking on fruit scones. There seemed to be plenty of places like this where you could escape from the crowds if you wanted to.
The theatre next to the pub, held the Neighbors exhibit. Here are just a couple quilts I found very interesting from this display.
There's still more to come. I need to take a break now. We are finally getting some summer-like weather, so I must go soak in some sun rays. Here are some pictures to give you a little inspiration. We walked along the beach between Galway and Salt Hill and here is what we found. These are all shells, not stones.
It is very shallow here for a long way. The tide was still going out.