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... saw Our Lady (Mary, Jesus' mother) in 1879 on the back wall of the church. It was my first visit to a Marian apparition sight. Today we visited Croagh Patrick, a mountain that tradition says that St Patrick had a 40 day retreat on the summit in the 400s. It was raining, windy and cold so we didn't climb it. This evening we went to a performance of Handel's Messiah. Such beautiful music! I travel to Dublin tomorrow and fly home on ...
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 ...
... here with bags of coal and wood for sale and solid fuel boilers advertised along the roads. Kylemore Abbey was our next stop. It was a 19th century castle that the Benedictines Nuns bought almost a century ago after their convent in Ypres was destroyed in WW1. In an inhospitable, Atlantic-windswept Western part of Ireland is an idyllic former castle, consecrated as an Abbey on the shore of a lough, protected and set against a steep ...
... or curve. As I was driving one time, I earned a nasty look from a lady going the other way because apparently I was not far enough over to my side of the road for her to go shooting past without slowing down.
I should also say that I think that was the only time on the whole trip that anyone was the least bit less than friendly and courteous. Everyone ...
... 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 ...