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Travel Blogs from Castlebar
... to L, to face the setting sun of the midsummer solstice. As it was morning when we were there we just had to accept her version. It is believed that the tombs were used for many centuries then sealed up and rocks piled on top of them. Over the intervening centuries thick vegetation has grown over the rocks. The surrounding area is now peat bog but possibly wasn't at the time the tombs were made. Blanket peat bog goes up the hill sides and tops as well ...
... my mom really likes. Sue bought a shirt there. Then we shopped some more and came home. Today was a pretty calm day. Good night! -Briana Heyo! From now on ( in Ireland ) we are only staying in B&Bs for one night, then we move on. We are making our way to Northern Ireland. We are in Westport right now, and we left Galway. This morning, and yesterday morning and yesterday night, we swam in the indoor swimming pool ...
... centuries and much was destroyed by Cromwellian forces in the mid 1600’s. It has been partly reconstructed but only to an extent that it holds together what is left. Similar materials were used wherever possible.
The impressive oak doors are new but are said to be almost identical in every way to the originals. Each door weighs a half ton and each hinge 200lbs (90k’s). There was both and outer and an inner moat.
Archaeologists found ...
... and nearly got vertigo looking up at that mountain towering way above me; phew!
Then we took a very minor road over the Dunloe Pass. This proved to be a very pretty route, however it seems very popular with day cyclists; these are the ones that come in a van then ride a short way such as over this pass, then load up and hop back in the van and go off someplace else to ride. Also heaps of people were hiking over the pass, their starting point at a pub in ...
... like nothing else we'd seen - presume it was an infinity type contraption run by electricity - with a pull cord to turn it on, and a couple of dials for pressure (didn't seem to make any difference) and temperature. It was €65 for bed and breakfast (full Irish, of course!), so probably wasn't bad. Ann had asked us what we wanted, but ended up doing what is now our "usual".
From Bundoran we headed down ...
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