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Travel Blogs from Dunkineely
... people witnessed an apparition in which appeared Our Lady, St. Joseph, and St. John the Evangelist in the town's church. The site was designated a shrine. Four popes and Mother Teresa have visited the shrine. Streets surrounding the shrine have shops that sell religious items and literature. And finally, today, we arrived at our hotel in Sligo. We had dinner in our ...
... Visited Town Hall which has been destroyed and rebuilt several times with Queen Victoria with one short arm. Donegal for lunch and visit to O'Donnell's Donegal Castle dating back to 13th century, a real castle. Visited Belleek Pottery and inspected craftsman doing their trade. Photo of Earl of Mount Baton's holiday castle. The IRA killed Baton in 1977 by blowing his fishing boat up by remote control. Photo of excited fellow tourists! Irish poet W B Yeats lived most of his life in ...
... St Kilda Sea Baths, but without the makeover. This was the old, original thing, and it looked like it had been in continuous use since it started in the early 1900s. The seaweed bath sounded a bit odd, and I wasn't sure I'd like it. What happens is you sit in a steaming cabinet and have a good steam to open the pores, then you jump into a bath filled with warm seawater and seaweed. It's supposed to be good for the skin. And it was utter bliss. The seaweed felt a little funny ...
... beats a good old fashioned map really! So we picked up a lonely planet to help us on our way :)
We had a nice enough drive and made our way to Sligo.
That night we had a really really nice seafood meal at a local pub and distressed with a few Guinnesses. When in ...
2013 is the Year of the Gathering in Ireland to bring families back to Ireland and importantly bring the tourists. So it's the right year for me to be in Ireland. We drive to the Belleek Pottery and are taken on a tour of the pottery. Just like the hobby ceramics I did in the 90's, the slip is poured into the moulds and they clean off the greenware, bisque fire it at 1200 degrees which is a stoneware firing, then glaze it with a 1000 degree firing and ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking