Foxford Lodge

Pontoon Road, Foxford, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Foxford

Thumbin' to Westport

A travel blog entry by thekansasnomad on Jul 28, 2014

Monday, July 28
Being abnormally prepared for our trip, our last morning in Moone took off nicely. We had some cereal and breakfast potatoes (that would turn out to last us until 8pm, with an ice cream cone part way through). We mozyed around waiting for Jenny, talking with Ben and Victoria, and eventually chatting with Karl. He snapped our photo to add to his growing collection of WorkAwayers. ...

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Jun 15, 2014

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... but we did get to see the bust of, and the plaque for Jonathon Swift who was one time Dean of the Cathedral. He is the fellow who wrote Gulliver’s Travels.

The only other place we spent any time was at Dublin Castle where we did a guided tour. Here we were taken downstairs below the Powder Tower to where the archaeologists have been digging and were shown some of the earliest parts of the castle from the 12th century.

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Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters on Jun 11, 2014

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... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Jun 08, 2014

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... the end of the 12th Century the St Cormac’s Chapel was built; in the 1960’s when some repair work was being done it was discovered that the ceiling had all been painted with frescos, they had been covered with layers of plaster and paint, sadly very little remained to be seen once all that stuff had been removed. This chapel is built of sandstone and is in serious decay. That is the reason there is so much scaffolding about. A temporary roof ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear on Jun 08, 2014

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... tones with wistful looks.

At Brandon Creek, named after St Brandon, there is a memorial to the saint. It is believed he set out from here and sailed to America in 535AD nearly 1000 years before Columbus.

At the top of the Connor Pass we had reached the highest we are going to in Ireland, 460m and off at the end of the peninsula are the Blaskel Islands, the western most part of Europe, according to the literature.

Lynette Regan May 27th ...

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This hotel is located on Pontoon Road, Foxford.
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