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Travel Blogs from Cloghane
... with ancient stone walls. It is heavily rural with narrow winding roads edged with masses of greenery, red flowering fuchsias and wild blackberries. The cottages are pretty in pastels of yellow, pink and blue - all beautifully tended and often with flowering gardens. Antiquities abound from Iron Age stone forts to inscribed stones, early Christian oratories and the most amazing stone beehive huts. Road signs are invariably in Gaelic - we pass the same place ...
On Monday, we climbed a mountain. Yeah, we climbed Croagh Patrick, a site for pigrimages, located out West near the town of Westport. At first, when we heard we were climbing a mountain, I thought, oh it can't be like a really hard climb or anything, they wouldn't really try to make us do anything like that. Well, actually, the ...
Hey, we're allowed one now and then!
Yesterday we drove round Corraun Peninsula on an absolutely beautiful day. Nice and sunny but still windy -- would you please stop sending the wind over from Canada -- and we are glad we did as today has the rain blowing horizontaly.
The Corraun Peninsula and Achill Island (joined by a short bridge) is absolutely gorgeous as you will see by some of the pictures. If you look on the ...
... village, Very quiet at this time of year -- took some pictures, had coffee then the rain started so we just kept on going to Westport Quay.
As to Irish humour (and you have to say this with an Irish accent) I asked a woman for directions one day and she said, "Now take a left, then a left after that but don't take another ...
... prayed for good weather for the Gap
and now this , and both days were perfect. I expected some rain/lousy
weather but just didn't want those two days spoiled!
We drove the
peninsula stopping at just about every place recommended. It was so
beautiful. many gorgeous beaches, beehive huts and other little
"historic" spots. I kind of forget now.
We stopped at ...