Travel Blogs from Castlebar
... guy, and Music Festival Going Businessman. With some ice cream along the way, some badass signs, loads of smiles, laughs, and waves from the Irish, and nine extremely helpful strangers, we found our way to Westport just in time for dinner at Cozy Joes.
After some stop n shops, grocery shopping, and wandering around, we winded down in the hostel. Tomorrow, we bike along the railway to Achill ...
... abolished all the monasteries. After each successive event, expect the last, the monks would rebuild and carry on. Most, if not all of these places were self sufficient frequently introducing the most up to date methods. Often they were a place of learning too, in these ancient times they were the only places of learning.
Quite a large complex is at Clonmacnoise has several churches, two round towers and a myriad of grave slabs and markers. It sits ...
Today we left our big hotel rooms and headed on the road to go to Westport, Ireland. We went to Cong. We went to quiet man's bridge, where a famous movie called The Quiet Man. We tooted around and had lunch. Then we finally arrived at our B and B and got set up. We headed to the town and went shopping for a little and had a nice dinner. We went into a pub owned by Matt Molley who plays flute in the band called The ...
... to the colonies as a way of escaping almost certain starvation. Of course during in that time vast numbers of Irish emigrated to America. Smuggling incurred a £100 fine and selling illegal booze a £20 fine, being drunk and disorderly was a fine of a shilling or so, it was stealing food and insulting nobles that got you sent to the colonies.
At a Flying boat museum in Foyne I got to try a flight simulator but had to rely on David as my arms and legs are ...
... a story to it, whether it's an old, converted structure or a brand new building.
It took three hours by train to cross the country towards Castlebar-- another great opportunity to see a lot of the country on my first day. There's a reason they call this the Emerald Isle. EVERYTHING is green. Except the sheep. The sheep are not green.
You also notice the huge push to conserve the Gaelic language. Literally every sign or ...
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
Old Westport Road, Castlebar | Hotelfrom $138
Castlebar | 2 star hotelfrom $101