Villa Pio

Gortacurra, Cong, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Cong

Ireland's Wildside

A travel blog entry by helenlilley


... little road I was on got narrower and narrower, causing me to yell a bit of abuse at Sean, my GPS (me: this is a goat track Sean, not a road! Sean: in 100 metres, veer left). The little road climbed ever upwards in a series of hairpins and switchbacks, narrowing to the point it was barley big enough for my car. Then came the sheep. This was the Ireland I'd heard about: hills, moors and windy wee roads. And sheep on the road. This little road was climbing thorough somebody's paddock, ...

A Visit With St. Patrick

A travel blog entry by monnat07


... ferns. It was no surprise to me that legends of fairies and leprechauns flourished in a country like this.

When we finished hiking we came back to the small beach where the boat was docked. There were few men grilling out and swimming. I trotted over to them, “Hi, would you have an extra towel by chance?” I asked. They were more than happy to provide it.

“Hey Paul!” I called out. “Ready to dive in?” True to his word he jumped off ...

Full circle

A travel blog entry by macstuiver

... walk down to the waterfall, the car trip from Phnomh Penh to Siem Reap, the cable car ride in Nha Trang in the middle of a thunderstorm), the stunning scenery (Halong Bay, Cambodia and so much more to mention) and above all, spending time with the family, our 2 fabulous daughters who took to traveling like a moth to water. We will always remember this trip as one of the best times of our lives!!!!


Galway Cong Connemara

A travel blog entry by shelleyandpaula


... and louder and louder with the thunder of the beat and tapping of their shoes. It was quite hypnotising and you just wanted to jump up and join in. When it was over I could still here the beat. Very beautiful and a standing ovation was given. We stopped in a little village just after seeing the Quiet Man Village and got out for lunch we didnt go to the cafe as usual with the group and went down the road to a pub with gerald ...

Galway city

A travel blog entry by jasonw517


... s in Ireland have their own little flare. This wasn't huge but it was nice nonetheless. Even with the homeless man sleeping on a pew in the back. Some things are the same no matter where you go.

Then we went up to the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas--or more commonly known as Galway Cathedral. It looks big on the outside, and the main arteries seem to literally come to, and go right around it's mass, but ...

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This hotel, located on Gortacurra, Cong, is near Ireland's School of Falconry at Ashland Castle.
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