The Beach Bar Sligo / Aughris House
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This morning I saw the lovely Margaret off to her business meeting (the reason for this trip) and headed off for a drive around Lough Gill. Although there was misty rain it in no way detracted from the stunning scenery. My first stop was a Holy Well at Tobernalt and the silence in the forest was cathedral like. Obviously a popular spot with pilgrims there were the remains of many candles that had been lit ...
I turned off the 6am alarm at 5:30 and started tidying D's lounge-room where I had been sleeping on the very comfy sofa bed.
Checking we had everything we needed for our day and knowing where we were heading we set off for the subway at 7:30.
It was a bit trickier negotiating the steps this time with our suitcases in tow but we took out time and accepted help when offered.
And so ...
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 ...
8:45 am start Tea and scones on the River Shannon, with live music. Free time in Sligo Ireland for some sights and shopping. Then to Sligo Park Hotel. Had a sandwich picnic for supper in the center yard that had picnic tables and a gazebo. SIGHTS: Boyle Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, once used as a military garrison. Sleeping at Sligo Park ...
... deserted car park - and here there's a big slice of luck: a map on a signboard. And it's a map which shows a short cut through the lanes, back to where I've left the car, without going all the way down to the coast. I memorise the various twists and turns of the lanes and plod on slowly.
I'm now pretty knackered and very thirsty in what is now a warm afternoon (over 20C). There are a lot of rest stops before I get back to the car, especially on the final uphill pull. ...