An Grianan Hotel
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The Thursday before Easter Margot and I traveled with our friends Ian and Isabel Orr to take the ferry to Ireland and spend a week in their cottage overlooking Killyhoey strand near Dunfanaghy. We were joined by Davy and Mary Hill, two other friends from our days at Queens University Belfast.
Apart from heavy ...
... I played it safe and arrived early to Busaras today expecting to get a 12:15 directly there but I arrived at quarter to 11 and Boom! a bus was leaving at 11, stopping here and there along the way but it still wouldn't be bad and at least I'd be on the road! so we did it! while waiting for the bus, the driver had trouble opening the compartment door for luggage, and the security guard came over and there were 3 workers standing staring at everyone just absolutely failing ...
We started with some impromptu Karaoke, as punishment for those late to arrive on the bus, there were a few a little worse for wear this morning! Touring through the Connemara Mountains and glens, Kim told us stories of the Norwegian Vikings in history and those of the Irish Famine – forgive me if my simple recount of this isn't quite accurate. In 1916, the Easter rising occurred in Dublin city centre, an attempt to free Ireland ...
... it was shrimp however it wasn't!!! It was good but hard to enjoy as I didn't know what I was tasting. Turns out it was Norwegian lobster better know has langoustine. I was in bed by 9:10pm ... Slept till 8am ... Have had breakfast overlooking the ocean and now I'm to tackle a rope ...
... British troops opened fire on a crowd of unarmed civilians, killing 14 people. In the years afterwards, the Bogside was pretty much placed under military control -- people spoke of Army checkpoints to enter or exit the area, regular raids on homes, and of course, internment without trial of their neighbours. Today, the Bogside is a pretty nice, although still fairly radical, area. I actually stayed there, in a lovely little B&B. It's a welcoming area, which accepts its past but ...