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Travel Blogs from Castlebar
We started out today with another great breakfast and admired the view of the countryside from our breakfast spot. Although it was a bit drizzly when we got up, the sun quickly started peeking out. Our first stop was the Dark Hedges, which are featured in the "Game of Thrones" as the King's Road. There were not too many people so we were able to get a couple really good pictures. Next stop, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. ...
... actually nice 4 hours and eventually we did end up in Westport.
The next day we rented two bicycles and cycled to Croagh Patrick. Then climbed it. I don't think I have enough words to explain that beauty. Such freedom! I totally enjoyed every second of that day. That was exactly what I needed.
Well, now back in Bohey. Oh, how much I love being here. Seriously, Ireland, what are you doing to me?! I'm falling in love with this place...
... Conga, which means isthmus in Irish. Personally, I don't think much is gained by dropping the "a". Cong is also known as the site for a 1950's John Wayne movie: The Quite Man. The movie boasts the longest fight scene ever filmed. Two of our traveling companions tried to recreate the scene but gave up after becoming winded in a few seconds! We recuperated with a leisurely drive through the beautiful hills of Connemara to spend a night in Westport where we ...
... the shops while we were there. Got petrol for the first time this trip. After looking like a moron because I couldn't open the petrol cap we continued on to Murrisk. At Murrisk we visited the National Famine Memorial & admired the views of Croagh Patrick. Couldn't tempt mum to do the pilgrimage up the mountain to the little church that seemed to glow white with the sun on it from ...
... engineering division is awesome, and I get my own desk with a nameplate, which of course is the most important thing.
After work I drove up around Ballina (the "salmon capital of Ireland") and met friends there. We visited a couple of ruined castles and an amazingly nice Victorian estate, ate fish and chips, and enjoyed the views. The days are long right now. As I write this it's just past 11pm and I guess you could call it dark....
Other places to stay in Castlebar
Lannagh Road, Castlebar | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Station Road, Castlebar | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Castlebar | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Castlebar | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Westport Road, Castlebar | Hotelfrom $138