Old Monastery Hostel

Twelve Bens, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Letterfrack

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

72

... to house the British Viceroys to Ireland. There are some paintings of several of these Viceroys in the long drawing room. The Banqueting hall was being prepared for yet another banquet: Our guide also told us quite bit of the history of Dublin.

The city has a great number of modern buildings intermingled with the older ones but at least it hasn’t succumbed to the fashion of building great highrise blocks of concrete and glass. The ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

12

... 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

33

... 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 ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

41

... many cyclists out, some competing in races, some on day trips and several all loaded up, obviously touring. Then there were the walkers many of whom seemed to be in some sort of road race. Not forgetting the joggers, of course, they are everywhere in all weathers, mostly with the same pained expression on their faces.

L has included a photo of the rhododendrons. There are huge banks of them along the roadside in many places. They are very pretty, ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

3

... the car a couple of parks forward. By the time I got out of the car it was starting to rain - big spots. Within a minute it was torrential rain, thunder and lightning and hail which lasted about an hour. I've never been in such a thunder/lightning storm. When we walked back into town the rain had stopped, and by the time we walked back at 8.45ish, it was blue skies and sunny again. No wonder everything grows so well here.
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    Letterfrack, Ireland