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... learned from our guide Steve.
Sunday started out rainy and windy but ended sunny. We are in Westport in the Conamarra mountains. Went to Ashford castle..Owned by the Guinness family..Pierce Bronson was married here. At the castle we handled a Harris Hawk. See pic..that was amazing. Then visited town of Cong where the Quiet Man was filmed. Just as beautiful as it ...
So much has taken place since my last post. 1) one night in "stab city" (Limerick), where we pub hopped and did the Viking tour, met Tyke at his day's pub, we toured King John's Castle and headed out of town. 2) outside Shannon we saw the Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (loads of children) 3) we saw the Ballintubber ...
... Megan being chased by a vicious small dog (got a grand picture of him), and an afternoon sitting on the pier watching beginner sailors capsize their boats into the freezing Atlantic. Brrr.
We spent 3 nights camping in Westport, before taking a bus east to Dublin. Our last night in Westport was marred slightly by some drunk ...
... dangerous man.
Nodding eagerly and embracing this knowledge, we backed slowly upstairs into our appointed room. It was deliciously comfortable, and we did not emerge again that night, save to purchase some simple food. I used my binoculars to watch the tinker encampment (nothing going on there) while Megs watched Jeremy Kyle (like a UK Jerry Springer).
We slept like ...
We woke after a surprisingly good sleep. The sand was soft and the spot was largely sheltered from the wind. I'm sure the pints of Guinness also improved the situation.
Today's destination was Dugort, on Achill Island.
It may be pertinent to mention that we have not showered for a few days. Thoughts of a shower spurred us on to pack ...
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