Eyre Square Hotel
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... a little beach where we ate our lunch. Myself and one of the other guys decided to go for a swim in the extremely cold Atlantic ocean. The water wasn’t too bad though because your body became numb so quickly you didn’t feel the cold! After that we cycled to a 3000 year old Iron Age fort which stood on the edge of the cliff (300ft). The views over the ocean and back over the island were stunning. Next a couple of us, having to cycle very fast, went to the worm hole, ...
... built in 1271. Amongst the usual pots and utensils found at an archeological site is an early 18th century gold ring with the inscription "When you read this, remember JPK". No hint as to who was JPK, but he/she surely never envisaged 21st century tourists "remembering"!
Whilst in Galway, we had dinner with one of Robert's cousins (son of cousin really) and his wife and had a very enjoyable evening together. Plus, the weather has improved!!
... Kole was first planning this trip, he had us driving through the entire south and west region of the island. Thank goodness we didn’t end up trying to attempt that....half the trip would have been in the car. The drive to Galway and the Burren was enough for me. The drive to Galway isn't too bad at 2 hours, but the Ashford Castle added another hour. Galway is a small but picturesque city. We took a stroll down Quay Street (a nice ...
... are wonderful.
The limestone pavement of the Burren is a really fascinating landscape. The pavement is made up of “clints” (flat slabs) and “grikes” (deep clefts). In the grikes, sheltered from the prevailing winds, grow all manner of wild flowers which would not normally be found this far north and in such bleak windswept countryside. At this time of year we saw ...
... also met a cute Irish guy named Conor who was our age and was very fun to talk to. We all got along great, he was very sweet and he even gave me a kiss on the cheek goodnight! I guess you can say that I got lucky in Ireland (Christian style)! haha ;)
Monday morning we had to get up early to pack up our things and check out of the hostel. We headed off to the bus station and boarded our bus back to Dublin. Once we got back to Dublin, ...