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I have been staying with a university friend of mine who is working in Ireland. We have travelled around the county of Mayo seeing abbeys that have Mass said in them since 1216, and ruins of old monasteries and churches. You leave with a sense how constant the Church has been through the centuries. We had afternoon tea at Ashford Castle including scones and clotted cream! On Saturday, we went to Knock where 15 people from the ages of 5 ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... immaculate garden beds and espaliered fruit trees against the walls. Great landscaping ideas. There was even a pile of peat outside the head gardener's impressive house while the tiny bothe where the workers slept six at a time, looked like a typical workers house from the nineteenth century. Tiny but quaint. We completed the Loop when we returned to Roundstone and went to the hotel six doors away to enjoy an Irish Stew and a little ...
... was pleasant and seemed to have a more or less generally seasoned but good-natured outlook. We felt very welcome, and this helped make our trip especially memorable.
Our B&B lodgings were right by the shore, with a trail we could walk to reach the edge of the land overlooking the water. There were a few horses around, and the B&B ...
... field hockey and men's shorts modelling. Possible even more important than sports, though, although it is hard to imagine how since it is something that can actually be practiced by regular people without the help of any human growth hormone at all, is the actual Irish language, also known as Gaelic. Of course, this should have been fairly obvious but I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that before visiting Ireland I didn't think Irish was really used any more. One of those ...