Glasson Stone Lodge
Travel Blogs from Athlone
... nothing to see. So a long stint in the bus again. A South African on the bus asked Moichael to explain the reason for "The Troubles" the Northern Ireland situation and all the killings since the late 60s. Well that gave him reason to talk all the way fom Galway to Dublin! Who in their right mind asks an Irishman to explain why the Irish hate the English? I think only myself and the African were awake for that part of the trip. At Dublin we check into the ...
... side to a place called O'Briens Tower. A former Lord and MP had built the tower in the 1870s as a viewing platform and basically got the whole Cliffs Of Moher tourist thing going. Took heaps of photos. It is such a raw, wild beautiful sight. The sea is very quiet today, but must be spectacular when there is a big swell running. We walked around to the other side to look back at the Tower and wind just stopped. It was the most amazing thing. Over about 4-5 paces you go from full on gale ...
... to sit in this hole in the wall. Our tour guide said "get out of there!, it was the Holy Water well!" We now tell stumpy that she has a holy ass! When we got on top, Tyler was freaking out about walking over the walkway on the top floor. We had to coax him across.
Outside, we could walk around and explore the ruin. We found a pillar in one of the corners. Several of us took turns to climb it. Risk Management ...
We were a little late 0830 hrs getting underway this morning but this was our last leg.
We went through Lough Forbes,I had never heard of it before but I would say the fishing is good there.
Our first lock was at Rooskey and I had to smile as we were coming out of the lock there was boat tied at the waiting pontoon named " The Other Woman" and a woman was undoing ...
... good thing we had the hats as I kept hitting my head on the roof as it fluctuated in height every few meters. Our guide finally led us to a pitch black area and told us to look ahead and as he switched on the lights a magnificent giant thing shone from the roof way above our heads. It was hard to believe we had just walked all this way through narrow little streams of water to this massive cave that was almost 30 meters below the earths crust. This thing had been growing for millions of ...
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