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... homes in the area, upgraded them and used them as holiday homes. I could understand why they liked the place so much - it really is beautiful.
Our first day involved tracking down the ancestral cottages, which my travelling companion indulged me in. This meant driving down narrow roads and lanes following the directions and maps an older relative had given me. The first house was easy to find and despite ...
... quite difficult compared to what I was expecting. I'm not really in shape, so I was totally exhausted by the time we got to the top. There were some parts where the incline over loose rocks was so steep that every step was so much effort. The mountain top was up in the clouds too, so we couldn't see the top on the way up and we ...
... room. The bar was over a hundred years old and the room we were sitting in had once been the kitchen of the pub owner. The table kind of looked like a one that would be in a dining room and there was this wonderful old stove built into the wall that was probably as old as the pub. I sat on a little stool by the stove and wondered how many women had sat by that same stove over the last one hundred years.
When we first got to the pub it was so crowded that it was a hard to get ...
... doesn't look very far but was a whole day trip. After gettting back we went for dinner and had Guiness stew and potatoes (what else in Ireland). The meals here are huge as the stew -- covered in a nice puff pastry -- was served in, what to me was, a mixing bowl and had about a 1/2lb of beef in it. The "Baby" potatoes were bigger than golf balls and there were seven of them. If this keeps up they will be charging me for an extra seat on ...
... you'll just be going round in circles".
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be sunny so we are planning to see as much of the Corraun Peninsula as we can -- I mean we are only looking at about 150 miles but on Irish roads that is a lot.
Anyway, enjoy the pictures and we will be in touch again.