The Castlecourt Hotel

Castlebar Street, Westport, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
Prices starting from $130.00
 

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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

72

... are some really good carvings high up on the pillars of the cathedral. When we arrived here I made a new friend who gave me a complimentary pass, she is very fond of ‘bears’, now I’m very fond of her:

With both sites and most historical site in Ireland it’s a never ending battle to save as much of these places as possible. The Irish weather has taken its toll on the sandstone that has been used for the carvings. ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

12

... 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

33

... to the colonies as a way of escaping almost certain starvation. Of course during in that time vast numbers of Irish emigrated to America. Smuggling incurred a 100 fine and selling illegal booze a 20 fine, being drunk and disorderly was a fine of a shilling or so, it was stealing food and insulting nobles that got you sent to the colonies.

At a Flying boat museum in Foyne I got to try a flight simulator but had to rely on David as my arms and legs are ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

41

... an interior diameter of 30m. Excavations have revealed that there was once a number of dwellings inside and a shallow ditch and earthen wall on the outside. We saw a smaller one of these stone forts from a bit later period some way further on, it had been fully rebuilt.

We did encounter some fairly nice beaches that must be very popular in the summer as there are lots of caravans on permanent sites ready for use come the warmer, and hopefully ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

3

... like nothing else we'd seen - presume it was an infinity type contraption run by electricity - with a pull cord to turn it on, and a couple of dials for pressure (didn't seem to make any difference) and temperature. It was €65 for bed and breakfast (full Irish, of course!), so probably wasn't bad. Ann had asked us what we wanted, but ended up doing what is now our "usual".

From Bundoran we headed down ...

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This hotel, located on Castlebar Street, Westport, is near Westport House, Westport Golf Club, Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and Clew Bay Archaeological Trail.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding