The Castlecourt Hotel
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... in looks, but also in personality. He had a charming and genuine ready smile, and was a complete pleasure to be around. I enjoyed Tommy's company just as much as the falconing.
After an introductory tour around the cages, and a fascinating insight into the various hawks, falcons and owls at the school, I was introduced to Beckett the Harris Hawk. Beckett was to be my hawk for the walk around the castle grounds. He was a juvenile and was still learning to hunt, but he ...
The main reason Jake and I ventured to Galway was because its the biggest city closeto the to Cliffs of Moher. Today we took a day tour that took us through the Burrens ( an expanse of rocks that resulted from plates shifting under the ocean.) The tour took us through winding roads, historic castles and old villages on the Western Coast of Ireland. My love for the country only grew today upon seeing some of the most beautiful green landscapes I ever have laid eyes on. In ...
... Megan being chased by a vicious small dog (got a grand picture of him), and an afternoon sitting on the pier watching beginner sailors capsize their boats into the freezing Atlantic. Brrr.
We spent 3 nights camping in Westport, before taking a bus east to Dublin. Our last night in Westport was marred slightly by some drunk ...
... dangerous man.
Nodding eagerly and embracing this knowledge, we backed slowly upstairs into our appointed room. It was deliciously comfortable, and we did not emerge again that night, save to purchase some simple food. I used my binoculars to watch the tinker encampment (nothing going on there) while Megs watched Jeremy Kyle (like a UK Jerry Springer).
We slept like ...
... stunning. After the past two days, our spirits had finally lifted. Bike riding was fun again!
We decided to book in to the campsite for 2 nights. On the 4th of August we explored the island at a leisurely pace. Achill is famous in Ireland for its dramatic scenery, beautiful beaches, and megalithic tombs. I've included some photos from that day as ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility