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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 …
... for a pilgrimage each year to retrace his steps. It is very rugged as you will see from the photos, so there are some really devout nutters out there. From there we drove down to Louisean??? where there is an Abby by the Sea. We were told it used to be a boarding school for girls from all over Europe but eventually the nuns realised they could make more money out of tourism. (just an irishman's version - not based in fact, lol) anyway the drive down ...
Just chilled out this morning and caught up on some washing. Picked up the car from the airport and we're luckily upgraded to a bigger car Seat Alhambra Fairly new and lovely to drive. I would be doing all the driving as the insurance was too expensive for under 25 drivers. packed everything up and headed off for 3 1/2 hour drive to Westport. ...
... mentioned when Ireland pops into conversation. So, we too made the pilgrimage. Killarny presented itself as an old-hat of the tourist game and was duly accommodating. This evening the females enjoyed and Irish Dancing show, I opted to spent the evening applying for jobs in London, a reality that is creeping ever closer. Laura can fill you in on the Irish dance moves – We had a great evening reliving all of the excitement of River Dance. Whilst this show wasn’t quite ...
... the cheaper mini-bus tour, but kind of wanted to do the more expensive ride on the Jaunty Car, which was pulled by a horse. It was another sunny day today, so we decided we would rather be out in the open air, rather than stuck inside a bus.
Our main destination on the Jaunty Car ride was the stone fort of Dun Aenghus, which sits at the edge of a 300 foot high cliff. On the way out we took the low road near the coast and got ...
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