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Travel Blogs from Ballinasloe
We set out early today for the Cliffs of Moher. Driving through County Clare is serene, very pastoral with stone walls, sheep and cows, and lots of green landscape everywhere you look. The roads are just as narrow and as you get closer to the famous cliffs, the traffic picks up. We arrived at the visitor center and noticed lots of tour buses and the parking lot was half full. We are driving a BMW and we have pulled the side mirrors in so we have more ...
... of Ireland in general. The rolling hills covered in stone fences, cows and sheep, and peat bogs are all so nice to look at. Also, I discovered the best smell in the world: burning peat. They use the peat or turf from the bogs to heat their houses and it smells better than anything.
That night we went to the local pub Broderick's. And by local pub, I really mean a ...
... Guesthouse. It's located in county Sligo, just past Ballinacarrow. Roderick, heir to the Temple House and whose family has owned the estate and property since about the 1600's, personally greeted us upon our arrival and after having given us the grand tour, surprised me to a bottle of birthday prosecco for the evenings celebrations and some afternoon tea by the fire.
For my birthday supper, Robyn and I enjoyed wine, meats and cheeses from ...
... a habit of always making O'Neills our final stop for a bag of crisps and a pint before we walk up the road to Geraldine for dinner when we are visiting Coalisland. After a large meal, good conversation and a couple of hot whiskey's compliment of brother-in-law Tommy we retire to our bed exhausted. We sleep soundly but only for a short time as our bodies have not adjusted to European time. We head downstairs where the kettle is on. Geraldine once again outdoes ...
A DAY TRIP TO THE DINGLE PENINSULA
An interesting trip to the dingle peninsula,
and I have already made comments on the
general entry of this trip - TRIP TO SCOTLAND-
DUBLIN - IRELAND.
This is just the entry of photos from the trip
there, and I just have to mention that because
of the fog we had NO VIEW of the Blasket Islands
which was quite disappointing.