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Travel Blogs from Castlebar
... Cong was a monastic settlement in around the 9th to 13th century. There's also a picturesque little woods, with some nice walking trails. I went for a little walk through the woods, wandered around the town, then hit the road again.
My next stop was Clifden on the Conemmara coast. The weather had come good, and I was about to be treated to one of the most scenic and challenging drives of my life.
Winding around the lakes, a large hill (mountain?) range soon ...
... in a nearby tent, who swore and screamed until 2am. In classic passive-aggressive fashion, we spent the time plotting revenge - like taking some of their more strategic tent pegs... When we woke at 5am to take the bus, our passions had cooled and we heard what sounded like vomiting from inside their tent, so left it.
Bus to Dublin ...
We woke in Dugort at a reasonable hour - say 8.00am. Our neighbours had played some loud music but they had quieted down by midnight, and the music was good anyway.
It was a largely uneventful ride back to Mulranny. We had booked a night in a B&B - yay! Only (!!) 80 euros per night!
The ride back along the Great Western Way was easy, and we arrived at said ...
... and head west to the island!
We discovered a bike track called the Great Western Way (previously a railroad converted to a 60km hiking and bike trail). This allowed us to ride off-road for almost the remainder of our journey.
The wind was behind us and we made swift time to Dugort. The weather was perfect, the riding was easy, and ...
After a largely sleepless night, we packed up our camp early, and resumed our trek south. Items lost after this night included a bowl, a fork, 2 cups, 4 tent pegs, and 2x enthusiasm.
Our destination today was Mulranny, a small coastal town.
Spirits were very low. They weren't helped by our meagre breakfast of bread, and the fact that the ...