Ballard House

Aughalusky, Castlebar, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
 

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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... tomb also contained the remains of bodies that hadn’t been cremated, in all the other the remains had been cremated before being interred. This tomb faces the rising sun on a special day that is still celebrated in this part of the world. The start of winter, 30th October, the celebration that gave rise to Halloween, and end of winter, 10th February. Those tombs at Carrowkeel are also orientated towards this tomb. L is ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

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Today we left our big hotel rooms and headed on the road to go to Westport, Ireland. We went to Cong. We went to quiet man's bridge, where a famous movie called The Quiet Man. We tooted around and had lunch. Then we finally arrived at our B and B and got set up. We headed to the town and went shopping for a little and had a nice dinner. We went into a pub owned by Matt Molley who plays flute in the band called The ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... to the colonies as a way of escaping almost certain starvation. Of course during in that time vast numbers of Irish emigrated to America. Smuggling incurred a 100 fine and selling illegal booze a 20 fine, being drunk and disorderly was a fine of a shilling or so, it was stealing food and insulting nobles that got you sent to the colonies.

At a Flying boat museum in Foyne I got to try a flight simulator but had to rely on David as my arms and legs are ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... in force. On the narrow roads D often has to pull off to the side to let another car pass in the opposite direction, with the tour busses that can be even more of a challenge. One place they didn’t get fortunately was to Stague Stone fort. On that road it would have been a nightmare. Again I was confined to the car as the rain was tipping down.

This fort dates from the pre-Christian early AD period, around 100-200AD. It had walls 6m high, 4m ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

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... to stay. It has a lovely harbour area, and a busy wee shopping centre. Having tried one B&B around lunchtime, which was full, the woman there rang around for us and found another with a ground floor room. Mary obviously loves gardening, as she has a small but lovely garden in the front, and a lovely walled garden in the back.

We had been recommended a pub to go to where there was Irish music live. We had ...

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This hotel, located on Aughalusky, Castlebar, is near National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Ceide Fields, and Foxford Village.
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