Foxford Lodge

Pontoon Road, Foxford, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

72

... was due to bad winter storms.

An unusual attraction is the one we saw at Birr Castle. This is an 1840 giant telescope, it was the largest in the world at the time it was built and for a further 5 years. The walls that support the mechanism are built in stone to compliment the nearly castle, however apart from the iron and steel to move the thing around most of the rest is wooden including the tube. This has a slight barrel shape and is put together ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

12

... had. We (my sister and my mom) swam at about 7:30 in the morning, and we swam once at night with Lynn too. Mom said that we were probably going to sink to the bottom of the pool cause of all the food we have been eating ( and the gelato ), but surprisingly I didn't. Only I did seem to be best at doggy paddling at the moment. I would zoom down the lane! We swam laps for a good while, and raced some, then to the hot tubs for ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

33

... then on to New York. Commercial flights lasted less than 10 years, from 1937 to 1946 because by that time many land bases were available having been well developed during the war years. Both Pam Am and Imperial (later to become BOAC the forerunner to British Airways) both flew out of here. The biggest aircraft was the Boeing B314, she carried 34 passengers and 9 or 10 crew. Even had a honeymoon suite:

It was in one of the rooms in this building ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

41

... many cyclists out, some competing in races, some on day trips and several all loaded up, obviously touring. Then there were the walkers many of whom seemed to be in some sort of road race. Not forgetting the joggers, of course, they are everywhere in all weathers, mostly with the same pained expression on their faces.

L has included a photo of the rhododendrons. There are huge banks of them along the roadside in many places. They are very pretty, ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

3

... to stay. It has a lovely harbour area, and a busy wee shopping centre. Having tried one B&B around lunchtime, which was full, the woman there rang around for us and found another with a ground floor room. Mary obviously loves gardening, as she has a small but lovely garden in the front, and a lovely walled garden in the back.

We had been recommended a pub to go to where there was Irish music live. We had ...

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