Hogan's American House Hotel
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Monday, July 28
Being abnormally prepared for our trip, our last morning in Moone took off nicely. We had some cereal and breakfast potatoes (that would turn out to last us until 8pm, with an ice cream cone part way through). We mozyed around waiting for Jenny, talking with Ben and Victoria, and eventually chatting with Karl. He snapped our photo to add to his growing collection of WorkAwayers. ...
... has recently been partially restored and some rooms are open for viewing though not with the original furniture that was in the house. Still there are some beautiful pieces that L would have liked to have put in her pocket to take home. Two or three really nice Queen Anne style chests: Queen Anne style is much more plain and simple in design than many other styles.
On the top floor of the house was a display of farming implements and tools. L ...
... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...
... to the colonies as a way of escaping almost certain starvation. Of course during in that time vast numbers of Irish emigrated to America. Smuggling incurred a £100 fine and selling illegal booze a £20 fine, being drunk and disorderly was a fine of a shilling or so, it was stealing food and insulting nobles that got you sent to the colonies.
At a Flying boat museum in Foyne I got to try a flight simulator but had to rely on David as my arms and legs are ...
... outside the town it was tipping down again. My humans got in a short walk to Torc waterfall but that was all, I got left in the car because of the rain. At the top of the pass at Lady’s view from which point there is a great view back over the National Park it was tipping down and the view dismal to say the least. No better when we stopped at Molls Gap just a short way further on.
I must say the Irish are intrepid in all weathers. There were ...
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