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I have been staying with a university friend of mine who is working in Ireland. We have travelled around the county of Mayo seeing abbeys that have Mass said in them since 1216, and ruins of old monasteries and churches. You leave with a sense how constant the Church has been through the centuries. We had afternoon tea at Ashford Castle including scones and clotted cream! On Saturday, we went to Knock where 15 people from the ages of 5 ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... houses, across the road from a football stadium. I am not sure who would invoke her more. I include a photo of a park washed in sunlight at 4.30 in the afternoon. This is for anyone who has been here and missed the sun. Tomorrow we will head to Roundstone in Connemara for the weekend, hopefully via Knock. Pol has been looking up what to do in this small coastal village. I am nervous as she has mentioned art and craft in the same sentence as Roundstone. I suspect she may be getting ...
... A huge rock sign was whitewashed in front of the light ("EIRE") to let the flyers know they were still short of England and not to land. (Ireland was a neutral country during the war and would have interned the crews if they had landed.)
Now about noon, we headed for the ferry crossing on the River Shannon. By the time we got there it was closing in on 2 p.m. and the ferry only runs every hour, on the hour, going ...
... a bit of the old stone wall still standing though it certainly doesn’t look very impressive anymore. A couple of old town gates that seem to be more traffic obstacles than tourist attractions, we were the only tourists about or so it seemed. There was also a Dominican Friary and the Collegiate church of St Peter and St Paul. A Collegiate was a place of learning but not run by a religious order such as a monastery or friary. There was a priest of abbot or some ...