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We arrived in Dublin at night, tired and ready for a day of relaxing. I was hoping to see a bit of the countryside, as our destination was 2 hours west of Dublin, but it was too dark to see anything. That didn't stop me from getting my fill of beautiful Irish countryside, as we got to do a bit of driving around during our time there. The following day, we just got to relax and basically do nothing, something long needed after 12 weeks of constant "doing".
Maggie and I got our ...
... the town of Gort. Much larger; Glynns Hotel, when we always went, now gone. Stopped for coffee. Drove onto Galway. Tried to look at the old fishing village area known as the Claddagh, but it had also all been changed and modernised. Did see the Spanish Arch from across the river. Set off for Connemara, west of Galway. Unchanged!! Stopped on the edge of Lough Corrib for lunch, ...
... flowers on the altar. My next spot was a forest walk in Slishwood and with the help of amazing modern technology Austin was able to join me virtually for a section of the walk along the lake edge. - so special.... A red robin accompanied me for a while flitting silently from bush to bush. The autumn tones were just starting to adorn the trees and then moss and ferns were a rich green. So beautiful. ...
... min drive along the N17. The hotel is set in pleasant grounds with beds of brightly coloured begonias. It is a busy hub for local conferences and the restaurant and bar are well patronised. There is also a leisure centre that was available for our use. I swam as much as the frozen shoulder would allow and then chilled out in the 'jacuzzi'. Very refreshing.
We ate chicken burgers in the hotel and ...
Drumcliffe church, where WB Yeats was brought back fromFrance and buried.
A drive to the Atlantic shores, past Classiebawn Castle Mullaghmore Ireland.
To North Ireland to tour Belleek Pottery manufacturers then lunch in Donegal.
Queen Maeve's Tomb
This enormous cairn atop Knocknarea is 55 meters in diameter by 10 meters high. Folklore says it was built for the mythical Iron Age Queen Maeve, and ...