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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 ...
... to commemorate that visit too. A confusing site with the nineteenth century church backed by another church where the beatific vision occurred on the outside wall behind the altar. It has an interesting art display of the vision incorporated into the sanctuary back by the wall of the original appearance. There were massive car parks, prayer rooms, information buildings and a large Basilica where mass is obviously held for large crowds it would have seated ...
The only slight problem around here for outsiders like us was the roads. They are barely wide enough for one car in many places... and I do mean *barely*! You can be going down the road and have the plants nearly brushing your car on both sides, then meet another car going the other way. One of you will have to back up, and quite possibly on ...
... boy kept asking his mum "Mum, are you even gonna make it to the top?!" with such an incredulous tone of voice that it totally made me laugh inwardly. At some point I saw another woman sitting by the side of the road and I asked her if she had been up, but she said that she turned around while her friends made the top. "It's a long way up, y'know?" she said. "Cool", I thought, "that's just what I need". My stupid jeans were terribly uncomfortable as well as ...