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This morning I saw the lovely Margaret off to her business meeting (the reason for this trip) and headed off for a drive around Lough Gill. Although there was misty rain it in no way detracted from the stunning scenery. My first stop was a Holy Well at Tobernalt and the silence in the forest was cathedral like. Obviously a popular spot with pilgrims there were the remains of many candles that had been lit ...
I turned off the 6am alarm at 5:30 and started tidying D's lounge-room where I had been sleeping on the very comfy sofa bed.
Checking we had everything we needed for our day and knowing where we were heading we set off for the subway at 7:30.
It was a bit trickier negotiating the steps this time with our suitcases in tow but we took out time and accepted help when offered.
And so ...
... buried her standing up at the ready for battle. Archaeologists believe it may really date back to 3000 BC, but who is to say that Queen Maeve was not tucked into an existing monument? It is considered bad luck to remove a stone from the cairn, and good luck to take one up the hill with you to deposit on it.
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One of our included suppers at our ...
8:45 am start Tea and scones on the River Shannon, with live music. Free time in Sligo Ireland for some sights and shopping. Then to Sligo Park Hotel. Had a sandwich picnic for supper in the center yard that had picnic tables and a gazebo. SIGHTS: Boyle Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, once used as a military garrison. Sleeping at Sligo Park ...
... a number of tourist boats circling around.
There's a path from here up the edge of the cliffs, to the top of Slieve League (601m). But it's under reconstruction because of erosion and I've already seen notices suggesting that walkers might like to use the alternative Pilgrims' Path. However, this one's supposed to have the best views, so I go for it.
The first part has already been rebuilt and is top quality. But after I've passed half a dozen ...