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... and gradually getting steeper. Well, the pictures will tell the story!!
Up and up and up – the scenery becoming even more amazing as we headed onwards and each step, once out of the bogs was onto a placed piece of slate (of course Rich gave me my geology lesson - it's called to a schist, which is metamorphosed rock). An Irish chap we met on the way up said it was an 8 million Euro project and all the rock was dropped by helicopter. What ...
... as innkeepers the whole trip so far!! Lovely breakfast then off he went to deliver his kidlets to school "help yourself.." so delightful..I cleared the dishes to help a bit and organized ourselves to depart for a longer day of driving. He was full of gratitude. Such a wonderful young man.
Great roads and easy navigating (for Ricardo!) albeit the crazy narrow roads...Westport for ...
We departed Omagh and headed south to Connemara. We took the scenic route again though it was raining quite a bit most of the day which made the view of some areas very difficult! The Benadryl mum had taken had also knocked her for an absolute six! She slept most of today with my waking her for the important things! She was so tired she fell asleep at our lunch table whilst waiting for her lunch. I think she had also come down with a virus though as I was to find out!
We stopped ...
... the famine to 1950 explaining elements of everyday life and practices of the people of Ireland. As an American, I grew up romanticising about Irish Country Life. This Museum helped to explain some of the real hardships and experiences of people growing up in post-famine Ireland while simultaneously rejoicing in some of the storytelling, musical, craft, and holiday traditions that continue into today and affect so much of the world.
After the museum we made our way ...
... bus driver stopped and let us all fed apples to one of the these Ponies. The Connemara Pony is know to be hardy and strong from living in the rugged conditions of Connemara.
Overall, the bus tour was a lot of fun. This was partly due to the beautiful weather and the people I was with. Through the university, we got a deal with a local tour bus company and now we can go on other bus tours for free! This weekend we plan to take the Cliffs of Mohr bus tour.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility