Downings Bay Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... to fish at when he was a boy. We then strolled up past O'Doherty's Castle and past all the blackberry bushes where the boys used to go blackberrying with Kevin's mum. Past some cows and fields and then on to the seaside walk along Buncrana's Beach to Father Heggerty's Rock.
The walk was beautiful as the mist burned off and more and more blue showed through. We came to a sea wall and walked out to have a look and were surprised to see ...
... large open meeting room. He told stories of visiting Catholic priests entering the Hall to pray and continuing to insist that it must be a Church. Not exactly separation of Church and State, but it is Northern Ireland. The inner city was completely walled during the early 17th century. Then in the late 17th century, Protestant residents held Catholic forces aligned with a ...
... white caps in the sea in the distrance. It all directions the land is green, glittering like an emerald. Trees are scattered and break up the rolling hills.The wind blows, but the air is warm and the blue sky is a welcome sight after the turbulent weather yesterday. The Fort is mostly a reconstruction from the 1800's. This fort that once was a power center for the O'Neill clan. The kids climb up and down and around the walls playing tag. Their laughter fills ...
... the bus started and we drove up and let everyone back on. Then the bus drove into town and parked. They called the bus company and were told that they would havea mechanic out to us within an hour. Worked well since we had to stop anyways.
We all dispersed and wandered the town. I purchased a Guinness hat to protect myself from the sun. The town of Westport seemed small, but I'm sure it wasn't. After the hour was up ...
... She gave me the opportunity to redesign certain parts of the Theatre of Witness website and we’ve also gotten to speak with community organizations as we promote the show. These sorts of direct interactions with the culture teach so much more than a mere trip to tourist traps. Although we are definitely foreigners, we have been welcomed into the community. I can only hope South Africa will be such a positive experience.
Over the past few days, we’ve ...