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... and as we made our way, the weather started to clear. We had sections of blue skies and could even see the sun occasionally. We made several photo stops, but our first real stop was at Kylemore Abbey, which is a beautiful building in the side of a mountain. The building was originally a private residence which was later converted to a girls' boarding school run by nuns. It looks like a castle as you can see from the pictures.
This weekend may be our last chance to take a big trip in Ireland. The tourism really dies down in November and doesn't pick up again until March, so places are starting to shut down for the offseason and the days are definitely getting short. We have wanted to see more of County Galway, so we decided to visit it this weekend. It took 4.5 hours to drive here from Kinsale. Luckily we ...
... in the home where over 100 years ago my great-grandmother lived.
He took us farther into the land to the shore and told us about my great great uncle Donald who went out fishing before a storm set in and never returned. I asked how old Donald was but learned that no one really knew ages. One was born in the time of the flood, or the year of winds.
Martin drove us around the island to the small plot of land that comprises the ...
... the age of 45. It was sold to a Lord who lost it in gambling. Eventually the Benedictine nuns acquired the castle and ran it as a boarding school until 2009. They are still there and part of the tourist attraction. We spent most of the day walking (about 5 k) around and enjoying the Castle, church and gardens. Hope you enjoy the photos, tomorrow off to Sligo. Not sure of wifi connection in the next two places. Be in touch soon. Russell and ...
... green parks and great architecture. "The Dunloe" was our destination, a magnificent estate just out of Killarney set upon 64 acres of lush fields and trees. It boasts its own castle remains which date back to the 13th century and has everything you need. Indoor swimming pool sauna, steam room, horse riding (yes we rode the beautiful Connemara ponies) cows and horses with foals in the paddocks right next to our rooms and more. The residence was stunning and so comfortable ...