Belleek Castle

Ballina, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Castle
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Travel Blogs from Ballina

Thumbin' to Westport

A travel blog entry by thekansasnomad on Jul 28, 2014

... to Westport! What would be a four hour drive was an eight hour hitchhike, with 9 different rides. The sporty businessman, the postman and his daughter, then Linda the Business Psychology Professor (who did TEFL in Greece), the talkative chef with a Florida timeshare, the pay it forward RedHead who used to hitchhike, Old Lady Waitress, disbelieving Polish chicken factory guy, Old wise and ...

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Jun 15, 2014

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... polluted river Liffey didn’t look at all bad and is crossed by several traffic bridges and there is a walkway along the bank. Feeling very tired we all made our way back to the car and headed off to find a place to camp. Not a spot of rain all day:

Now it’s back to the ‘back roads of Ireland’ and more castles, churches, abbeys, friarys etc: Being another fine day we took a lovely walk though the Kinnitty forest park. ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters on Jun 11, 2014

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... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Jun 08, 2014

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... earlier part of the day but the place was as good as deserted. It is one of the places that was used to film the 1970 film 'Ryan’s Daughter’. We had passed other sites that had been used on the ‘ring of Kerry’.

The cathedral ruins at Ardfert are quite impressive. It must have been a lovely building when still intact. The western end has undergone major surgery in recent years because it was subsiding. Before it fell down, it was ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Jun 08, 2014

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... be built and in 1831 it was completed just a month after Tim Healy died.

In the Gougane Barra forest park we had thought of doing a walk but it was far too wet underfoot so that idea got shelved. However we did visit the site of a very old monastery. It is still a revered site by the local population, it is where Saint Finbarr built a Monastery in the 6th century. He chose a really splendid spot. It was here that we came across the ...

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This castle, located in Ballina, is near Rosserk Friary, Ballina Arts Events Centre, Ballina Dolmen, and Tir Saile.
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