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... all this stuff, but I think D is getting a bit bored with it all.
Sligo is a city dedicated to the poet W. B. Yeats, who comes from this area and spent much of his time here. What’s more, it was his birthday yesterday and there were some celebration that they now seem to be cleaning up after. We did catch the last couple of minutes of some Irish dancing, pity we didn’t see more of that it was really quite good. We strolled around ...
... 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! - ...
... shooting parties and other gatherings and did have two bedrooms no one ever stayed overnight there. It looks bigger than it actually is, inside there are only two rooms on each of the floors. There is actually a third floor, sort of below ground but because of the slope of the hill on one side there is ground level access and it now serves as the entrance, it used to be the kitchen.
Along the river as we meandered past we saw a heron fishing in the ...
... nearly as steep as Waterford.
There are a few archaeological sites too towards the end of the peninsula. There is the Dunbeg stone fort that is said to date from 2000BC but it is closed due to the fact that last winter’s storms were huge and have eroded the cliffs to a dangerous degree. A few more of them and the fort will disappear into the sea forever. There are some Beehive houses too. These are also very ancient. The type of stone work is ...
We completed our first stay in an Irish B&B - very different to the only other B&B we've ever stayed in, the Belvedere in Winton. The Irish B&Bs seem almost like a motel. We had our own bathroom and a basic bedroom. It felt a bit odd to be locking the bedroom door, but as we were given a key, we did. The outside door of the house remained unlocked, but we had a key to the internal door (just like Coro). The ...
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