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Travel Blogs from Ballinamore
... for employment elsewhere. The men want to strike and riot. It is good to know that my father is above that. Anyways, Sligo is a beautiful town. The homes are so beautiful, but it feels empty here. So many have left. I see the SS Shannon docked at the port, and it is not as big as I thought it would be. I'm looking forward to being on it though. It'll be a new experience. America, here I ...
... ruin so that now all that exists is the outside shell along with the Mussenden temple right on the cliff edge that the Bishop used as his library. At the time it was built a horse and cart could be driven up to it from the beach below, now it sits overhanging the cliff and work has been done to stabilize the cliff so the lot doesn’t fall into the sea, but we expect that it will at some point.
Next we came to the Giants causeway where the basalt ...
... of peat that is used for cooking and heating still in Ireland. This NP has 1400 hectares of protected bog but not all in one big block, there are a few different areas separated by privately owned farm land. The thickness of the bog is about 5m deep and it grows at 1mm per year. According to what D read it was all once forest but ancient people cleared the forest and it became bog. As it is about 5m deep, the clearing must have happened 5000 years ago. Must ...
... much. Once we crossed the border between Northern Ireland (not where the rude hotel was) and The Republic of Ireland it is like someone flipped a switch. The staff is fast, efficient and most of all, friendly. Some of the places we have stayed, no one even smiles. Being here is a much needed breath of fressh air.
That's all for now so until I get back in here,
Safe travels and happy memories to ...
After a very stressful day of travel, Stephen and me finally arrive back at the house. Much to our surprise, there was the local priest in the house leading a Rosary, waiting for us to get back so he could say the Holy Mass. After the Rosary he offered each of us Confession, said the mass at the house, then led us in prayers. As soon as he was gone though, out came the tea kettles, bread, and jam...man did I miss it! ...
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