Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Before I begin with today's adventure, I must tell you about our dinner last night and the night's. entertainment. Because we had just come in from Northern Ireland, we hadn't been to the ATM for euros yet. We hadn't passed any in the wee villages we had driven through on our travels. Our hostess recommended a pub within walking distance for dinner …
... stopped for lunch where I had some tasty beef and Guinness stew. I am still on the look out for a good shepard's pie and corned beef with cabbage. But, I digress. Next stop was the Belleek Pottery establishment. They make incredible beautiful and intricate pottery. I had no idea how much was involved in maing the finer pieces such as basket weave. I took one pottery class in undergrad and ended up with ...
... for the night at a great spot in Leenane at the end of the fiord.
We continued driving up the other side of the fiord the next day and stopped for breakfast beside a lake before coming to the Connemara National Park in Letterfrack. There had 3 colour-coded walks so we set off on the big one up Diamond Hill. It had lots of board walks and stone steps through the heath and the views out to sea and islands were great. Luckily the rain clouds held off. We could ...
We enjoyed a great night of Irish traditional music in a pub, The Reel Inn, several local musicians played accordions and guitars and they were joined by three French musicians, playing accordion, fiddle and bodhran. Presumably Irish music is big in France as when we were in France, we met a young postal worker who played in an Irish band.
From Donegal we drove up through ...
... advice and and drove past the first parking lot. Driving up to the second parking lot had me gripping the car seat. As we are driving on the other side of the road, I had the view down. Down the cliffs of course. Once we reached the parking lot I very slowly loosened my grip. Of course Karsten and Eric thought it was a fun ride. We put on our rain gear and it stopped raining. Our walk up was easier than I had assumed. Looking up ...