Sleepzone @ The Connemara Hostel
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... 8217;s main towns is Westport, which despite its name is actually a mile or so inland from Clew Bay so not on a harbor. The town is very picturesque, though, and was quite mobbed with people and jammed with traffic on the Friday evening of our visit. We passed through late afternoon on the way to our Bed & Breakfast a few miles west in the village of Murrisk and then returned later in the evening for dinner. It’s quite a lively and ...
... gale force winds was the challenging part. From there, we cut inland hoping to blunt the winds. Aughnanure, is an Irish Tower Fort nicely defended on three sides by a river and the fourth by fortifications. We were not able to go inside the tower as it suffered water damage and was closed for repairs in the first time in 41 years. Still, the site is well preserved and worth some time to visit. The weather remained threatening but did not rain as we made our way all the way out ...
... geological event aeons ago to expose what was once the seabed, formed millions of years ago. The limestone has weathered over the years and appears more like stepping stones (with gaps between the steps) than a single outcrop of limestone. A huge variety of plants thrive in the soil and water retained in these cracks; this is what attracted the very earliest inhabitants to the region around 5,000 years ago. A perfumery has been operating in the Burren since ...
... 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 ...
... attention. It was wonderfully peaceful on a Sunday morning. One could feel the presence of God in this location. As I walked through one section another section was waiting to be viewed. I made it as far as the courtyard before a busload of teenagers descended upon the place and disturbed the peace and tranquility of the place. So, I regretfully left and headed back down the streets toward the bus. Many of the shopkeepers were out and about sweeping the sidewalks ...