Breaffy Woods Hotel

Station Road, Castlebar, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Castlebar

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... busy on a Saturday afternoon, along the river, and looked at another abbey.

On Lough Gill is yet another castle, but not a Norman castle. This one was originally built in the 1500’s by the O’Roukes and was a tower house surrounded by a curtain wall. O’Rouke come to a sad end having been executed because he befriended and assisted one of the ship captains from the Spanish Amada, that upset Queen Elizabeth 1st. The ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


... had. We (my sister and my mom) swam at about 7:30 in the morning, and we swam once at night with Lynn too. Mom said that we were probably going to sink to the bottom of the pool cause of all the food we have been eating ( and the gelato ), but surprisingly I didn't. Only I did seem to be best at doggy paddling at the moment. I would zoom down the lane! We swam laps for a good while, and raced some, then to the hot tubs for ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... then on to New York. Commercial flights lasted less than 10 years, from 1937 to 1946 because by that time many land bases were available having been well developed during the war years. Both Pam Am and Imperial (later to become BOAC the forerunner to British Airways) both flew out of here. The biggest aircraft was the Boeing B314, she carried 34 passengers and 9 or 10 crew. Even had a honeymoon suite:

It was in one of the rooms in this building ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... The views from some of the higher points are wonderful. From one lookout over cliffs we could see nesting Fulmars, I did read somewhere that these are the smallest of the albatross family but our book says they belong to the Shearwater family. Perhaps albatross do too.

From the small town of Portmagee we crossed onto Valentia Island where we walked out to Bray’s tower on high cliffs overlooking the sea. The tower isn’t much but the view ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron


... Garda. We were quietly walking along the footbath, when out raced this big vehicle at speed (and without looking). Thankfully we saw it all happening in time to stop.

The weather has been crazy - it started off fine, but cold (16), then by the time we arrived in Westport it was sunny and lovely. We had walked back to the B&B about 4.30 and thought maybe we could hear thunder. Ron came inside, and I decided ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Station Road, Castlebar, is near National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Ceide Fields, and Foxford Village.
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