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TravelPod Member ReviewsAugusta Lodge Westport
Lovely stay and the hosts were extremely helpful and went out of their way to help us. Even gave us a lift to town
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... in Ireland during the century between the potato famine and the modern post-WWII era, roughly between 1850 and 1950. I personally find the subject matter of the lives and beliefs of the rural majority of the population in countries to be quite fascinating, often more so than the political and military history of countries that is dominated by the societies’ elites.
Although I had aimed to book a place for the night in Westport, ...
... the woods and liitle known even by locals. With a GPS we navigated to it it but were almost upon it before we spotted the 60' high tower among the trees. Nick and I climbed it but we were very careful as the spiral staircase was wet and muddy. Gonig down, we maintained three points of contact at every step. We were happy to be back down on terra firma. This sort of "adventure" tickles my fancy. Back in Galway, it was curry night in the Kashmir restaurant and then bed for some tired ...
... and a chat with a friendly local, we arrived at our B&B for the day - set on a substantial block of land (maybe 1.5 acres) in a farmland setting. The rooms are very comfortable and we have excellent views over the lovingly attended gardens, with a large river in the background. Dinner was eaten in a local bar / restaurant where we enjoyed another wonderful meal. Our journey up the west coast continues tomorrow, hopefully in slightly warmer ...
... and Australia for those seeking a better life.
The textile industry is big here, with many women employed in this industry and even now the ratio of women to men is 68% women, 32% men.
Derry has gone a long way to mend the rifts between republicans and loyalists and the Peace Bridge is a fine engineering example. The murals on the walls of buildings in the revamped Bogside show images of hope, and a very poignant picture of a young school girl gunned down ...
... start charging an appearance fee:
The history of fortifications of this limestone outcrop goes back to prehistory probably; certainly from the 4th century AD it was very important as the seat of the Kings on Munster, this part of southern Ireland. St Patrick visited here in about 450AD and in 1014 AD the King of Munster repelled an attack by the invading Vikings.
In 1101 the then King of Munster handed the ‘rock’ to the ...