Arriving by car – all roads lead to Galway!
As you approach Galway City from all periphery roads, follow all signs for the City Centre via Galway Docks/Harbour. This will bring you to entering Galway on the sea side part of town down, and simply follow this until you are driving alongside the docks area (boats on your left side) – into a one-way system in the Salthill direction. The Crescent is a very well-known street just a turn to the right after Joyce’s Supermarket on Fr Griffin Road. A full and detailed Location Guide will follow in our Arrival & Welcome information.
As you proceed along this brief one-way system you will come around a sharp 90 corner to the right, where (if there’s time) you’ll see Galway Civic Museum and Spanish Arch on your left side, and the PALAS Cinema on your right side. Continue driving along all this – to go over Wolfe Tone Bridge where you will quickly see Galway’s Fire Brigade HQ on your left side, and a glimpse of the old Claddagh quarter on your left side. Continue driving along: you will now be on Fr Griffin Road, and once again – on your left side, you will quickly see the Galway Technical Institute building – see GTI/Gretb sign high up on its facing wall. Continue along but careful now – just after this you will see the above-mentioned JOYCE’S Supermarket on your left-side. Look now for the Traffic Signal just after the supermarket, where you Must Turn Right.
This turn brings you onto a small stretch called Fr Griffin Avenue; simply continue along slowly now – across the mouth of Sea Road which you cannot miss on your right side. Once across this mouth, immediately now Slow Down, indicate to the right and pull over to park on the right-side footpath/kerb. Trust us! – you are now at the brief Devon Place on The Crescent stretch – 5 tall terraced houses. By one of you stepping out of the car, walk to the laneway entrance running up and around the back of these 5 tall houses. You will see – at knee height only unfortunately – street nameplates for ‘Devon Place’ on the left side of the lane entrance and ‘Montpellier Terrace’ on the right side of the lane entrance. (Our apologies, we have not yet been able to persuade the City Council to display these nameplates higher up on the buildings!).
Locating this all comfortably, please now from the lane entrance to #3 Devon Place – 3 terraced houses ‘away’ from the lane entrance, and the only house along this stretch with a full green hedeg surrounding the small front garden, with a business nameplate of DVMannion & Co Chartered Accountants embedded in this hedge.
Staying in the Silver Teal, Silver Acres, or Silver Heron – come on in! Your apartment is located inside this #3 Devon Place – and one of us in Your Time in Ireland will be inside to guide you to your apartment. Unless by pre-arrangement, yours is a Self-Check-in, please locate your key-set, the details of which we will have emailed you.
Staying in the Coach House – walk up along the private laneway described earlier, and you cannot mis the Coach House, with the words ‘Coach House’ embedded in some lovely old granite just outside the front hall door.
Arriving with a car and looking for your parking slot? – drive slowly up and along this private laneway – as described above, remembering to pull in side wing mirrors for the early narrow part between the two old hosues at the beginning. Everything widens out very comfortably after that first part. Our carpark is just across from the Coach House, with a capacity for 6 cars. However, we ask that when parking – please ensure you park as closely as possible to the side walls, and as close as possible to the back wall of the Main House.
WARNING – You have Driven Too Far if you drive past a new building called ‘Hanley House’ on your left side. If so, please turn back as soon as you can safely do this, and simply pull over opposite Hanley House, to park up along the kerb/pathway – trust us, you are safely delivered to Devon Place on The Crescent!