Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel
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... rooms. It is a lovely home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. They had very kindly left us bread, milk and butter, plus a bottle of wine. After unpacking and checking out the gardens while the sun was shining, we drove into Louisburgh and were surprised to find a grocery store open. All the stores in Dublin seemed to close at 6. Next we looked for someplace to eat. We checked in at McNamara's Pub, but they do not serve food and suggested we try ...
... in 1867 as a home. Kylemore Castle became a Benedictine Monastery and then a school in The early 1920's. Nuns are still in residence and the castle and gardens are open to the public for self guided tours. We had lunch here then back to the coach and down thru the mountains, hills, and dales and back to our castle for the night. Tonight dinner will be in the dungeon. Lighter country food, nice and ...
- roads - 80 km/hour speed limit on narrow, winding roads - no strip on the side of the roads - the roads end by the brush or fences come right up to the side of the road - villages and small towns appears to allow vehicles to park facing both directions - I had heard about houses, especially in housing estates, that had been built during the Celtic Tiger, but when the economy crashed, the houses were never sold. We have seen examples of these, the houses look sad - ...
... course, we were also planning to do some hiking so we had our really big rain jackets, too.
In a cultural sense, Ireland was fairly surprising. Irishisms (can you believe that word doesn't create any sort of stir with the Word spellchecker?) are so prevalent the world over - Irish pubs, St. Patrick's Day, leprechauns, potatoes, shaved head/track suit combos, more Irish pubs, green boxer shorts - that I've always felt like I had a pretty good handle on things. But ...
... cobble-stoned streets lined with quaint little shops and pubs) to the bus/train station. Our plan was to go to a little town called Cong, and travel to Knock (a place where Our Lady appeared). We found however, that because it was Sunday, no buses ran directly to Cong…only to a town six miles north, called Ballinrobe. Here, our company decided to split: Stevie and I to go to Cong (somehow…), and Mikey, Becky, ...