The Bards Den

Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hostel
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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... was due to bad winter storms.

An unusual attraction is the one we saw at Birr Castle. This is an 1840 giant telescope, it was the largest in the world at the time it was built and for a further 5 years. The walls that support the mechanism are built in stone to compliment the nearly castle, however apart from the iron and steel to move the thing around most of the rest is wooden including the tube. This has a slight barrel shape and is put together ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


... 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 ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... start charging an appearance fee:

The history of fortifications of this limestone outcrop goes back to prehistory probably; certainly from the 4th century AD it was very important as the seat of the Kings on Munster, this part of southern Ireland. St Patrick visited here in about 450AD and in 1014 AD the King of Munster repelled an attack by the invading Vikings.

In 1101 the then King of Munster handed the ‘rock’ to the ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... an interior diameter of 30m. Excavations have revealed that there was once a number of dwellings inside and a shallow ditch and earthen wall on the outside. We saw a smaller one of these stone forts from a bit later period some way further on, it had been fully rebuilt.

We did encounter some fairly nice beaches that must be very popular in the summer as there are lots of caravans on permanent sites ready for use come the warmer, and hopefully ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron


... 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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