Breaffy Woods Hotel

Station Road, Castlebar, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
 

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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... but we did get to see the bust of, and the plaque for Jonathon Swift who was one time Dean of the Cathedral. He is the fellow who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.

The only other place we spent any time was at Dublin Castle where we did a guided tour. Here we were taken downstairs below the Powder Tower to where the archaeologists have been digging and were shown some of the earliest parts of the castle from the 12th century.

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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

33

... start charging an appearance fee:

The history of fortifications of this limestone outcrop goes back to prehistory probably; certainly from the 4th century AD it was very important as the seat of the Kings on Munster, this part of southern Ireland. St Patrick visited here in about 450AD and in 1014 AD the King of Munster repelled an attack by the invading Vikings.

In 1101 the then King of Munster handed the ‘rock’ to the ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... small bays we saw some form of aquaculture but couldn’t determine just what they were farming, could have been muscles or oysters or perhaps something else. No clues in the form of signage or fresh seafood for sale. Only saw fresh eggs for sale at a couple of the small farms.

We took the road over the Healy Pass and that offered some really great views on both sides. The pass was named after Timothy Healy, a local Politian who lobbied for the ...

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 ...

Location

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