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... of air space between Northern Ireland and international waters, created during WW2 to allow greater range for the allied aircraft.
After lunch, drove along the coast. Had a good look at Bundoran, very quite and sad looking on a winter's day. Passed Classiebawn Castle, owned originally by the Mountbatten family. This was near where Lord Mountain was killed on his boat by an IRA bomb in ...
... saw Our Lady (Mary, Jesus' mother) in 1879 on the back wall of the church. It was my first visit to a Marian apparition sight. Today we visited Croagh Patrick, a mountain that tradition says that St Patrick had a 40 day retreat on the summit in the 400s. It was raining, windy and cold so we didn't climb it. This evening we went to a performance of Handel's Messiah. Such beautiful music! I travel to Dublin tomorrow and fly home on ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... town. Pol was reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds and did not want me to stop the car even when I offered to show her the Royal Canal that ran beside the road. It is difficult to get a good look at the landscape as the small paddocks beside the road are usually lined with trees or hedges. We did get a look at a lookout over Lough Owel. I expected a magnificent lake. It was big, about 1000 acres, but large parts of it seemed quite shallow. There was an interesting sculpture ...
... an absolutely soaked tent from my bag, surrounded unsurprisingly by all of my soaked clothes...I actually have nothing to wear that is dry.
My tent is going to be dried here, packed up and then given to my dear friend Katie. I don't think I could bear the idea of my Rosie going to anything other than a good home.
So that is me today, packed up, back in Dublin, with good friend and about to watch the lego movie.
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