Ceol Na Mara Guesthouse
Travel Blogs from Enniscrone
My brother and I have arrived in Sligo. We will be boarding the SS Shannon soon. We have received word that our father has been fighting with his employer. My father helps build infrastructure for the big cities in America. His employer thinks that he can just cut wages in half just because he has the authority to. Doesn't he realize that these men are supporting families? My father is ...
This is going to be short, the one night stays in the hotel are murder! But! We made it to Ireland and when I got off the motor coach at the hotel tonight, I danced a little jig as it was the first time I set foot on Irish soil.
We crisscrossed back and forth over the border several times today but we are not firmly in Ireland. We are staying in another lovely Victorian hotel. Different from the last one but almost ...
... Galway and County Mayo, in Ireland. Cong is situated on an island formed by a number of streams that surround it on all sides. It was a beautiful little village - The Quiet Man with John Wayne was filmed there. We had morning tea at The Quiet Man Cafe! The streams of water were beautiful with lots of bird life. It had a fabulous shop called Galway Woollen mills which did very well out of our bus! After morning tea and a walk ...
... city in Ireland
Nobel prize winner W.B. Yeats born in Dublin in 1865, died in 1939 in France
Mountain of the Kings:
Mave's grave on top
Yeats grave in St Columba's Church
High Cross nearby
Yeats grave stone:
Cast a cold eye on life
On death horseman pass by
12 noon depart for Donegal Bay
Driving to next stop Belleek
Ballyshannon - one of ...
... br> More beautiful green fields of Ireland
The Great Hunger - famine years
Product was shipped out to England
It all belonged to the landlords
Cnoc (Knock) - Pilgrimage village
1879 - 1979 Centenary of sighting
1936 - Rome investigated and found that 'the testimony of the witnesses, taken as a whole, was trustworthy and satisfactory".
9:15 Arrive at Knock
Park in the North ...