Glasson Stone Lodge
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... was built around 1425. During the 16th and 17th century it was an important stronghold of the O'Briens – kings and later earls. The castle is entered by a drawbridge and has three floors, each consisting of a single great room or hall and furnished with items from the 15th and 16th century.
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... way a good experience when you're traveling (it had better be for the amount of money it cost you). And in the end, I finally got to Cong! The first striking thing about it is that at the T-intersection at which you could turn right to get to Cong, there's a castle! Beautiful and magnificent, this edifice welcomes you to the ficitional town of Innisfree from "The Quiet Man," and it sure is eery and beautiful like the movie depicts it! Sister Regina, did you actually go there? ...
After a very late night last night I literally rolled out of bed just in time to get breakfast before it shut at 1030. We then had a slow rest of the morning getting ready for the day and playing around on the Internet before we eventually had the energy to head off and do something. The first stop was to be the Kilmainham jail and it took us almost an hour to walk there (unexpected as the map was totally not to scale). It was a nice walk though as all the first section ...
... for the happening Matchmaker's Festival in Lisdoonvarna. I feel the need to include it even though I've never technically been, although I was in Lisdoonvarna this year during September and I've seen the film the Matchmaker about 100 times! Once we got close we were warned away from the festival by a local because of the cost to get into the pubs and the crowds of visitors searching for love. I think it would be quite an experience and still dream to make it ...
... booked the hotel earlier on in the morning and apparently someone walked in at the same time while the room was available and they let the customers that had walked in have our room. So we were then left hotelless for a few minutes while the man sorted us out somewhere else to stay. In the end it all worked out ok and we ended up staying at some random hotel/pub a little bit out of Athlone.
It was about dinner time so we unpacked the car and headed out to find somewhere nice, ...
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