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 – 4 tall terraced houses. 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 across the street from Hanley House, to park up along the kerb/pathway – trust us, you are safely delivered to Devon Place on The Crescent!
By one of you stepping out of the car now, please walk to the laneway entrance running up and around the back of these 4 tall adjoining houses. You will see – at knee height – street nameplates for ‘Devon Place’ on the left side of the lane entrance and ‘Montpellier Terrace’ on the right side of the lane entrance.
At this lane entrance, walk back to No. 3 Devon Place – this is the terraced house with a full green hedge surrounding the small front garden, and look for the business nameplate of DVMannion & Co Chartered Accountants embedded in this hedge. This is our building – No.3 Devon Place ON The Crescent – come on in! Your apartment is located inside No. 3 and depending on the time of day, 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 and if so, please locate your key-set, the details of which we will have emailed privately to you.
Staying in the Coach House? – please return to the private laneway described earlier, and walk up along this, turning left around the corner at the top, where you cannot miss seeing the Coach House – a 2-storey private townhouse, painted white, with a plum-coloured hall door, and the words ‘Coach House’ engraved on some lovely old granite stone just outside the front hall door/front wall.