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County Mayo is the northwest corner of Ireland, a scenic stretch of very irregular coastline with numerous islands and bays where our time in Ireland's west starts. I think it would easily be possible to base yourself in Westport or another town in the county and spend a relaxed "holiday" week exploring its different corners. Our whirlwind trip through Ireland, though, gave us barely a day in Mayo, at least that’s what I planned for us.
... for a small lunch and coffees. Then we headed back on the Northern part of the loop to visit Kylemore Abbey. It has a lovely walled garden, woodland walks, the abbey and a gothic church. We only visited the walled garden and walked back through part of the woodland to the entrance. The wind was rising and the skys were grayer so we bailed on any more outdoor things. As we drove on the last part of the loop, I lobbied for a stop at a geocache named "The Tower". It is a mysterious tower ...
... ancient burial site perched atop the rocky Burren landscape. We parked and followed the fenced path through the surreal Burren terrain to a large grave stone balancing on two or three substantial vertical supports. Apparently the grave site was used for multiple burials over a period of at least 100 years; it was suggested the site was around 5,000 years old. With initial photos snapped, the skies opened up, forcing everyone back to their respective cars and buses. As ...
Our day started at 6am to prepare to head to Clifden, Galway. We had a four hour drive ahead of us. Noel's brother got us a car, Ford Focus. The scenery as we got closer to Clifden is exactly like picture books we have seen. Beautiful mountains, lakes and leafy roads that are very narrow in parts. Clifden is a town on the west coast of County Galway Ireland and being Connemara's largest town, it is often referred to as "the Capital of Connemara". It is located on the Owenglen ...
... footed and practically ran the rest of the way. And - oh my god - suddenly the other side of the landscape came into view and I had to stop for a second to make myself realize that I had actually DONE IT! And the view was a lot to take in, so very beautiful and amazing. All of Connemara stretching out around me. Other hills and mountains around, the ocean on the other side, and so much green in different shades. All I could think was "THIS was worth ...