Hogan's American House Hotel
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If you get in a fight in Ireland and someone says..At least we didn't 'take the soup" they mean if your family was Catholic, during the 1849 potato famine, and because
your family was dying of starvation, you took the soup offered by the Protestants if you converted to their religion it was said..You took the soup.
Just one of the many neat things Dave and ...
... but was fine once I got used to it. The seaweed also gives the water a silky, kind of oil constancy. Rubbing it on myself felt like being rubbed with the finest bath oils. I left the Bath feeling like I was walking on air, and my skin felt amazing for days afterwards. If I lived there, you'd never get me out of the place.
From the bath was a rather boring drive through to Westport. I got in fairly late, but it was worth it for such an interesting, and totally unplanned, day.
... abbey that refused to die 4) cycled from Achill Island to Westport (42kms) with lunch in Newport at the pub with a broken dishwasher 5) found a wonderful Irish beach, Croagh Patrick, and the Doolough Valley. 6) saw Westport House and not so much of a garden .... & 7) The Heat ... we are off to the movies for 9pm ...
After a quick breakfast and more 'tinker craic', we jumped on our bikes and headed south-east, to Westport. The ride was beautiful and largely uneventful, with good weather.
I've posted some pictures of what we saw along the way.
Westport was a pleasant town, but 3 nights was too many. We went for a few rides, the highlights of ...
... dangerous man.
Nodding eagerly and embracing this knowledge, we backed slowly upstairs into our appointed room. It was deliciously comfortable, and we did not emerge again that night, save to purchase some simple food. I used my binoculars to watch the tinker encampment (nothing going on there) while Megs watched Jeremy Kyle (like a UK Jerry Springer).
We slept like ...
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