The Connemara Hostel
Travel Blogs from Leenane
... having to drive in the city traffic. He has found that the Irish drivers on the whole are very patient and courteous.
Fortunately for us it chose not to rain, that was nice. Mostly we seem to spend the day waiting; firstly it was for the train, we had quite a long wait. Then in a queue to see the Book of Kells, it wasn’t as long as it got later in the day. More than anything though it seemed to be at the traffic lights on pedestrian ...
... had. We (my sister and my mom) swam at about 7:30 in the morning, and we swam once at night with Lynn too. Mom said that we were probably going to sink to the bottom of the pool cause of all the food we have been eating ( and the gelato ), but surprisingly I didn't. Only I did seem to be best at doggy paddling at the moment. I would zoom down the lane! We swam laps for a good while, and raced some, then to the hot tubs for ...
... a bit of the old stone wall still standing though it certainly doesn’t look very impressive anymore. A couple of old town gates that seem to be more traffic obstacles than tourist attractions, we were the only tourists about or so it seemed. There was also a Dominican Friary and the Collegiate church of St Peter and St Paul. A Collegiate was a place of learning but not run by a religious order such as a monastery or friary. There was a priest of abbot or some ...
... small bays we saw some form of aquaculture but couldn’t determine just what they were farming, could have been muscles or oysters or perhaps something else. No clues in the form of signage or fresh seafood for sale. Only saw fresh eggs for sale at a couple of the small farms.
We took the road over the Healy Pass and that offered some really great views on both sides. The pass was named after Timothy Healy, a local Politian who lobbied for the ...
... where we had originally planned to stay - weren't overly impressed) and then on to Charlestown, where we stopped for coffee. We were told there we should head west to Westport via Castlebar, which we duly did. At Castlebar we hunted out a Harvey Norman to buy a plug with a USB port, as my new iPad has proved to be very greedy, and doesn't like to share power supplies, to the extent that after two days of ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking