Abbey Court

Deer Park East, Westport, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | B&B
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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... adverse climate they have lasted remarkably well.

In thick fog and misty drizzle my humans made the steep climb to the cairn on Knocknarea. This Cairn, legend says is the burial place of Warrior Queen Maeve, who is said to have been buried standing up in all her battle dress. Archaeologists believe it is older than that, about 5000 years, but as yet it has not been excavated. This huge mound of stones is 10m high now, how high was it ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


Today we left our big hotel rooms and headed on the road to go to Westport, Ireland. We went to Cong. We went to quiet man's bridge, where a famous movie called The Quiet Man. We tooted around and had lunch. Then we finally arrived at our B and B and got set up. We headed to the town and went shopping for a little and had a nice dinner. We went into a pub owned by Matt Molley who plays flute in the band called The ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... attacked by Oliver Cromwell in the mid 1600’s which left it in a state similar to what we see now. The castle had belonged to the Butler family for many centuries until the last of the line died in 1981, and they had lived here in the private apartments. As castles go there really wasn’t much to see. However, the family had a quirky summerhouse about a mile or so along the river and that was really worth seeing. It was also a very pleasant walk along a ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... Also on the island we saw an old slate quarry that is now a religious grotto. The quarry was worked from 1816 until the early 1900’s. Slate from here has been used on the houses of parliament in London and on several of London’s railway stations. It has a lovely soft talc feel about it.

Making our way along the northern part of the ‘ring of Kerry’ and following the guide book ‘Back roads of Ireland’ we managed ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron


... like nothing else we'd seen - presume it was an infinity type contraption run by electricity - with a pull cord to turn it on, and a couple of dials for pressure (didn't seem to make any difference) and temperature. It was €65 for bed and breakfast (full Irish, of course!), so probably wasn't bad. Ann had asked us what we wanted, but ended up doing what is now our "usual".

From Bundoran we headed down ...

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This B&B, located on Deer Park East, Westport, is near Westport House, Westport Golf Club, Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and Clew Bay Archaeological Trail.
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