The journey by train from Dublin to Galway offers a nice visual introduction to the countryside of Ireland. The scenery that flashed by varied from suburban townhomes to sprawling lush fields. There are so many vivid shades of greens in the country but trying to capture it all from a speeding train was mostly unsuccessful. Also cows. So many cows.
Things to know:
- Passengers can book specific train seats in advance, like an airplane. When you get on the train check the small digital screen above each window to make sure the seat is not reserved.
- The train ride from Galway to Dublin was about 3 hours. Taking one of the bus services is a bit quicker and cheaper but not as comfortable.
- If there was a quiet car, we didn’t find it. Bring headphones.
- There is however, a food/drink service person that rolls around so you can drink your way through the loud phone conversation happening next to you.