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... saw Our Lady (Mary, Jesus' mother) in 1879 on the back wall of the church. It was my first visit to a Marian apparition sight. Today we visited Croagh Patrick, a mountain that tradition says that St Patrick had a 40 day retreat on the summit in the 400s. It was raining, windy and cold so we didn't climb it. This evening we went to a performance of Handel's Messiah. Such beautiful music! I travel to Dublin tomorrow and fly home on ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... houses, across the road from a football stadium. I am not sure who would invoke her more. I include a photo of a park washed in sunlight at 4.30 in the afternoon. This is for anyone who has been here and missed the sun. Tomorrow we will head to Roundstone in Connemara for the weekend, hopefully via Knock. Pol has been looking up what to do in this small coastal village. I am nervous as she has mentioned art and craft in the same sentence as Roundstone. I suspect she may be getting ...
... Today was hard.
Maybe because I knew it was the last time. Or maybe because it was bucketing down and it was windy.
Either way, I cried.
I finally got everything in my bag and made my way to the bus station (which was full of football boys and so I stood beside the shelter under the drip drip drip of the corner. I couldn't get any wetter anyway so I was beyond actually caring).
On the bus and then I was back to ...
And then, when it began getting cold..
Go to book launch!
There is a cafe run by two chef/cook/author people and they had their second book release on tonight, so I went for the music, the snacks and some great company!
So my day did actually go slowly and revolve around words and paper.
Other places to stay in Ballina
26 Dublin Road, Ballina | 4 star hotelfrom $75
Sligo Road, Ballina | 3 star hotelfrom $64
Foxford Road, Ballina | 4 star hotelfrom $212
Sligo road , Ballina | 3 star hotelfrom $102
The Quay, Ballina | 4 star hotelfrom $149
Sligo Road, Ballina | Hotelfrom $58
Kevin Barry Street, Ballina | Hotelfrom $46
Castlehill, Ballina | 2 star hotelfrom $173
Bury Street, Ballina | Hotelfrom $88
At the Moy Ridgepool, Barrett Street, Ballina | 4 star hotelfrom $79