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Last weekend we took a drive from Belfast to the furthest western reaches of Ireland. The drive was a beautiful one, passing through the lakelands of Fermanagh, Cavan and Leitrim and the hills and lighthouses of Sligo, until finally we reached our hotel in Ballina, North Mayo.
After a quick lunch of stews and fish and chips in the …
-Began Ireland Shamrocker Tour -Went to Kilbeggan, whiskey distillary -Knock - religious town -Went to "Mat Malloys" pub in Westport
... but in my defence, I was nice and quiet, and didn't attempt to intrude on their evening, like tourists of a certain other nationality usually do. After dinner I wandered down to another pub to hear some music. It was a trio of local farmers, two on the flute, which looked like a father and son, and one on a melodica. They sounded terrific, and the place was packed. I hung out there for a bit, listening to the music, and relaxing with a couple of pints. A long day, but one that I won't soon ...
... dousing people in water is a funny in every culture. :) I'm writing now from the bus, we are on our way back to Dublin. We will go back to the same hostel again tonight and hopefully see some familiar faces! Tomorrow we will wake up and hopefully do a free walking tour of Dublin before we have to make our way to the airport. London is calling us! Take a minute to check out the pictures from today. A lot of them are dark on my phone, but I got better ones on my camera. Xoxo ...
... in a nearby tent, who swore and screamed until 2am. In classic passive-aggressive fashion, we spent the time plotting revenge - like taking some of their more strategic tent pegs... When we woke at 5am to take the bus, our passions had cooled and we heard what sounded like vomiting from inside their tent, so left it.
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