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... guy, and Music Festival Going Businessman. With some ice cream along the way, some badass signs, loads of smiles, laughs, and waves from the Irish, and nine extremely helpful strangers, we found our way to Westport just in time for dinner at Cozy Joes.
After some stop n shops, grocery shopping, and wandering around, we winded down in the hostel. Tomorrow, we bike along the railway to Achill ...
... the home of a very wealthy man called Mitchell Henry. In 1920 it was acquired by the Benedictine Order for use as a boarding school. Also on the grounds is a gothic church that was built by Henry as a memorial to his young wife, and a walled garden which has been restored to some of it's former magnificence. We continued ...
... and the old kitchen. In the basement was found more than 40,000 documents relating to the property over the centuries and many of those related directly to the treatment of the local people during the famine of 1846 to 1850. Although in need of some restoration and maintenance work it was really nice to see it as it has always been.
Based on the documents found in the basement and other information there is also a small museum dedicated to ...
... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...
Today I started with Fort Wayne Metals here in Ireland. The company specializes in medical grade wire, and this particular facility specializes in the kinds of wire used to develop guidewires or stents in angioplasty as well as neurovascular devices. My HR contact introduced me to the plant manager and the head of the engineering division here, who then took me around the place, explaining the building's organization and the basic functionality ...
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