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County Mayo is the northwest corner of Ireland, a scenic stretch of very irregular coastline with numerous islands and bays where our time in Ireland's west starts. I think it would easily be possible to base yourself in Westport or another town in the county and spend a relaxed "holiday" week exploring its different corners. Our whirlwind trip through Ireland, though, gave us barely a day in Mayo, at least that’s what I planned for us.
... 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 ...
... regatta finished yesterday and it would seem that many people have stayed on for at least an extra night. All the accommodation in town was booked out, restaurants were not taking bookings and the bars were full. We did find a table in a restaurant with great views - ideally suited to people watching as the patrons arrived and departed one of the many pubs in the main street. Squalls of rain also came and went as we ate dinner and discussed what we might get up to ...
... During the Second World War this post was rebuilt by the Irish Defence Forces as a Look Out Post for the Coast Watching Service wing of the Defence Forces. It operated from 1939 to 1945. The mountain Slievemore (672 m) rises dramatically in the north of the island and the Atlantic Drive (along the south/west of the island) has some dramatically beautiful views. On the slopes of Slievemore, there is an abandoned village (the "Deserted Village") ...
... round. It was self sufficient in food. The farming and walled garden allowed this. I had garden envy when I saw the walled garden that would have covered about 5 acres. Originally, it had these expansive gardens that produced seasonal herbs, vegetables, and fruit, but also had vast glass houses that were heated to provide exotic fruits like grapes, bananas and pineapples to the delight of guests. It looked a treat today with ...