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Travel Blogs from Ballinasloe
... of Ireland in general. The rolling hills covered in stone fences, cows and sheep, and peat bogs are all so nice to look at. Also, I discovered the best smell in the world: burning peat. They use the peat or turf from the bogs to heat their houses and it smells better than anything.
That night we went to the local pub Broderick's. And by local pub, I really mean a ...
... Guesthouse. It's located in county Sligo, just past Ballinacarrow. Roderick, heir to the Temple House and whose family has owned the estate and property since about the 1600's, personally greeted us upon our arrival and after having given us the grand tour, surprised me to a bottle of birthday prosecco for the evenings celebrations and some afternoon tea by the fire.
For my birthday supper, Robyn and I enjoyed wine, meats and cheeses from ...
... have to wait to pick up a car. We arrived before 5am. OUCH. Only 2 rental car companies were open and luckily we'd booked Hertz, one of the 2 early risers.
The drive from the Dublin Airport to Galway takes about 2 hours. The drive is straight and flat. The bulk of the drive takes absolutely no brain power whatsoever.... Follow someone so you stay on the LEFT side of the road and listen to the radio. You'll be fine.
We arrived in Galway ...
A DAY TRIP TO THE DINGLE PENINSULA
An interesting trip to the dingle peninsula,
and I have already made comments on the
general entry of this trip - TRIP TO SCOTLAND-
DUBLIN - IRELAND.
This is just the entry of photos from the trip
there, and I just have to mention that because
of the fog we had NO VIEW of the Blasket Islands
which was quite disappointing.
... London. 13 hours later we arrive in London and we are a mess, but we make our way to my Brother Brian's house. Elaine, Brian's wife says Brian was going to take us for a Thai - a Thai after coming back from SE Asia - thankfully Elaine had to good sense to say no and made us some Shepard's pie - OMG Shepard's pie - I was in heaven - it was bliss. After spending some quality time with Luke, my nephew and Dec got some sleep it was off to the local for a few pints. ...