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... in Murrisk along Clew Bay turned out to be ideal. The Elmwood B&B is located only a few hundred yards from the parking lot at the trailhead up Croagh Patrick, the conical 2,500 foot (770 meter) tall mountain that dominates the area. It is on the mountain that Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, is said to have fasted 40 days and nights and from where he banished the snakes from Ireland. That makes the mountain a favorite pilgrimage site ...
... but that was not our problem. After a detour to explore the island opposite Roundstone (where Monty Halls, a marine biologist and TV presenter was based for six months), we set off following the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic route that follows (as best it can) the west coast of Ireland. It is denoted on road signs by a white zigzag line on a blue background, frequently appearing on a brown "tourist route" background. We have actually been ...
... Sunday. The council has gone to a lot of trouble to brighten the city with beautiful hanging baskets.
After leaving Derry we made our way south west towards Westport. We got a bit lost as we diverted off to try to find a toilet. That cup of coffee in Derry went straight through me as it was so jolly cold outside, and apparently in Ireland people don't need to go to the toilet on Sundays as the two public toilets we found were locked. I was ready to go bush, ...
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 ...
... back for it and feel like it wasn’t worth the time.
We made the rest of our journey to Knocknagoshel, which no-one we’d spoken to had heard of, so we were a little unsure of what we might find when we arrived. On the way we bought a few supplies for dinner and soon we had found our place. We had to drive along dark dirt roads, go through gates and hope we were in the right place. We found a little house that looked like the photo, there was a key ...
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