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Clifden & Connemara
Only a short drive today to Clifden but we thought we would take a scenic route around the coast road. A nice sunny day for a relaxed drive. There is less traffic the further north we go. The coast is not always as visible as the hedge 2 feet from the side of the road but often one would burst out onto an open area …
... The streets had more package tour Americans than they did Irish. It was a good spot for a rest, but with my cold on the way out I was itching to get moving again.
So early in the morning, I headed onto the road. The road from Westport to Mayo was my first taste of what a local in the pub described to me as Ireland's 'windy, wee roads'. It was also pelting rain, which made for a bit of a nasty drive. But as soon as I pulled into Cong, I knew it'd all been worth it. Cong is ...
... places there was no fence and you could literally get right up next to the cliff. This gave me the heeby Jeebies and I had to retreat to the other side of the fence. On the way back to Galway we stopped in a small town close to the cliffs called Doolin. Jake and I chose to grab sandwiches at a coffee shop rather than a hot meal at the pub. There were a handful of others that did the same. We were outside eating our sandwiches, because the SUN was SHINING in Ireland today and ...
After a quick breakfast and more 'tinker craic', we jumped on our bikes and headed south-east, to Westport. The ride was beautiful and largely uneventful, with good weather.
I've posted some pictures of what we saw along the way.
Westport was a pleasant town, but 3 nights was too many. We went for a few rides, the highlights of ...
We woke in Dugort at a reasonable hour - say 8.00am. Our neighbours had played some loud music but they had quieted down by midnight, and the music was good anyway.
It was a largely uneventful ride back to Mulranny. We had booked a night in a B&B - yay! Only (!!) 80 euros per night!
The ride back along the Great Western Way was easy, and we arrived at said ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking