The Helm Bed and Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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... in the same general area for the day and followed some of the wild atlantic way scenic drive routes. We've done a lot of miles of the wild atlantic way at this point. There were several little peninsulas that we could access by car and a few of them had nice beaches so we had a good time exploring the area all day. We also stopped at the Connemara National Park and started to do a hiking trail, but it started to rain and we weren't ...
... as a full rainbow appeared in the sky. From there we stopped by Ballintoy Harbour, which was also featured in "Game of Thrones" as Pyke Harbour in Theon Greyjoy's home, the Iron Islands. We continued on the Coastal Highway to Dunluce Castle. It was also ruins, but much more intact than the first castle. Again, stunning views.
We then decided it was best to head toward our next destination, Ashford Castle in ...
... 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 ...
... decided the steeper last 1,000 vertical feet to the summit weren’t in my cards. It was well worth the work of hiking up and down, though, for the spectacular views over island-studded Clew Bay and out towards Clare Island.
So that raises the question, does Mayo (Mayonnaise) come from County Mayo? It sounds like it should. I actually know the answer to the question of where mayonnaise gets its name from, and it’s not in Ireland. Any ...
... Then some American woman donated a vast amount of money for its repair and the state took charge of it. The basic cottage is original, the roof being thatch would have been repaired and rethatched many times over it’s 200 year history, most of everything else has been replaced. The yew tree beside it is said to be at least 1000 years old, there had been a monastery here in very early Christian days.
Although it was used as a summerhouse for ...