An Chuirt, Gweedore Court Hotel
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... the ground around me is all obnoxious bog and I'd have given up this route within the first 60 seconds.
The gardens at Glenveagh Castle are well worth the visit. They have Balinese statues, Japanese trees, and separate areas relating to the Himalayas, Italy and Belgium, so there's plenty of variety. There's a short walk up from the castle to a viewpoint - and, of course, some more safety fencing. Glenveagh Castle was built by a landowner in the late 1860s. He'd just evicted ...
... The number of large derelict buildings in Burtonport suggest that it used to be a place of some importance, but now it's the only place round here where nobody has been building modern bungalows. The grocery store closed a few years ago and is now a tea shop/visitor centre. I stop for a cup of tea, but I'm their only customer.
As it's now late afternoon, I do a quick bit of shopping in Dungloe (Lidl!) and start the drive back. My route towards ...
... me inland. I have to go some distance before there's a gap in the top barbed strand and I can step over it.
I track northwards again, to get to Pollaguill Bay, another nice beach, though much smaller than Tramore. But here there's another barbed wire fence, even bigger than the first and mounted on a low stone wall just for good measure! I try the same tactic of going inland to find a crossing place, but there isn't one this time. ...
Today dawns dry but rather dull and stays that way. The high pressure area is now predicted to last all week, so that's ok.
I'm planning a mountain for this morning and a tour of part of the coast for this afternoon. The mountains around here are small enough to let you do this - there don't appear to be any which require a lengthy approach walk, which is a good thing in view of the amount of boggy ground in many places.
... is that after people have been buried for long enough to ...erm...settle below the earth, as it were, the giant gravestones all begin to tip forward. They eventually fall, and few of them seem to get picked up, as it was something we saw at a few graveyards. [We also learned a distinction between the words 'cemetery' and graveyard': a graveyard is in a church yard, while a cemetery is a burial place somewhere other than a church yard.]