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Travel Blogs from Glenties
Well we have FINALLY received our flight details and this day next week we will be mid-air!! The nerves have definitely kicked in as this all becomes real. It's time to start packing, this will be ...
... Catholic shrine to Our Lady of Knock. Since we're in the area, knowing several members of my family would appreciate mementos from here we stop. The story goes that on a rainy night in August, 1879 at the south end gable of the small parish church, an apparition of the Virgin Mary, dressed in white robes with a bright gold crown appeared, looking as if in deep prayer. By her side was St. Joseph, also wearing white and looking towards Mary, and on her other side St. John ...
Headed to the North-West and the Belleek Pottery factory. This was originally founded by John Caldwell-Bloomfield. He married into the Caldwell family. Went on the tour through the factory. Bought a small piece to bring home in the luggage. Could have spent a lot of money! Next stop was Castle Caldwell. This was in ruins and very overgrown. Travelled the scenic route beside Lower Lough Erne and then headed to Kilkeel where we are staying the night with ...
... on your phone if you think your power might die.
Well then lisa!
I had 30 minutes to get enough charge to get my ticket!
And in those 30 minutes, i found John and Paul! My two buddies from yesterday.
It was good so see them when I didn't look like a tomato pineapple cross.
And then, my onwards journey began!
And just for you, i have re-written the first verse and chorus of Rocky Road to Dublin ...
... Then I met Grace and Laura.
Two lovely Irish girls I began talking to.
I had a couple beers with them and then went into town.
Somehow I ended up in a car and got scared (I was with them still) and so I only had one drink at the pub and walked home.
But on the upside, one of them knew Keith Harkin! One step closer in my six degrees of separation.