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Travel Blogs from Mullingar
... which enclose a site of just over 3 acres. These give the priory the appearance more of a fortress than of a place of worship and from them comes its local name of "Seven Castles". As we hadn't quite realized what we were looking at when we stopped, this expansive wall in the pictures was the extent of what we'd seen, but was nevertheless is ...
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! ...
... I have probably another five cups thought the rest of the day.
Also, this first evening in Cavan we decided to go down to the bottom of the ridge and see the house where Lara's great-grandmother was born (now transformed into a cow stable). None of us expected the amount of mud on the trek down there though and no one brought mudding boots to Europe. Roselynn, being the mother that she is, brought out a bunch of plastic sacks ...
Next morning we drove into Galway, expecting to find a lovely old town. Yes, there were some nice old parts, some prettily decorated shops and pubs,
a bit of Norman wall preserved inside a shopping mall and the
remains of the old port which was said to have been visited by Christopher Columbus, but the overall impression was of ...
... are world heritage sites that are 5000 years old and contain the largest collection of Neolithic art in the world. And apparently 60% of all Neolithic art in Europe? That's what they said! It was really Neat to see but cold. Tomorrow we drive La****n (the car) and Valerie (the GPS) back to the airport and sadly depart back to Canada where we can thaw out and recuperate from our tiring travels! But with lots of great memories and even more ...
Other places to stay in Mullingar
Austin Friar Street, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $105
Belvedere, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $112
Dublin Road, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $142
Pearse Street, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $104
Main Street, Mullingar | Hotelfrom $98