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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 ...
... here with bags of coal and wood for sale and solid fuel boilers advertised along the roads. Kylemore Abbey was our next stop. It was a 19th century castle that the Benedictines Nuns bought almost a century ago after their convent in Ypres was destroyed in WW1. In an inhospitable, Atlantic-windswept Western part of Ireland is an idyllic former castle, consecrated as an Abbey on the shore of a lough, protected and set against a steep ...
... grazing on the roadside as fences were in short supply. The way here took us past a number of serious sized loughs. I suspect they are simply valleys flooded by the high rainfall here. Many of them have a number of islands in them, some of which are grazed, others are still wooded. The hills around them were sometimes grazed and at times appeared to be marked by lines with different elevations either side of the lines. These appeared to be peat bogs and ...
... or curve. As I was driving one time, I earned a nasty look from a lady going the other way because apparently I was not far enough over to my side of the road for her to go shooting past without slowing down.
I should also say that I think that was the only time on the whole trip that anyone was the least bit less than friendly and courteous. Everyone ...
... good story there I nearly didn't wander in, but decided that even if the story wasn't given in the place, I could look it up later. A definite sense that this graveyard was put in place after the fact, as atonement for the ills, with rows of heart shaped memorials for boys who died from the 19th century up to 1956. I'll save you looking it up, this from Wikipedia:
"St Joseph's received a lasting notoriety through revelation of physical and sexual abuse of the boys by some of the ...