Kelly's Gateway Hotel

Main Street, Swinford, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Swinford

The Bogside Artist!

A travel blog entry by kyajade


This morning we woke up, got some breakfast and went to grab our clothes from the dryer, but they were still wet, so we started the dryer again then went and got ready. We met Darren, Steve and Leah, then walked together into town and went down to the bogside and to one of the murals. It was rainy, cold and miserable, but as we were waiting there, it started to snow! Real snow! It looked amazing! We were taking photos of the falling snow while freezing our butts off, when we were met ...

More Live Music

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... beers, then when we got back the others had started cooking dinner. We had some beers and a chat, then had a yummy mash and veggie bake for dinner, before getting back to some guitar playing. After a while we went back to Matt and Chris' place to pick up our clothes, then put them in the dryer at Darren's before getting ready and heading out with everyone except Ciaran, and went in to Paedar O'Donell's again. We watched ...

The Troubles

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... went up to Darren jumping up and down in excitement yelling "Dean McLaughlin!!" We thought they must have known him, but had he name wrong (its pretty close to Darren McLennan!) but then they turned around when Ciaran walked over and did the exact same thing to him! And then to Daz as well!! Crazy girls! But at least they were having a good time! When we had finished our drinks, we decided to head off, and went up onto the city walls and walked around to the cannons with the ...

Guitar Time

A travel blog entry by kyajade

... off to go to check out a pub. We walked down to the city centre and went to an Irish pub called Paedar O'Donells, where they had some traditional music playing which was pretty cool, but hard to see as the place was so packed. We got a beer and had a chat with a girl from Dublin, Sorcha, and her father, before they headed off. We met a bunch of people Darren knew through couchsurfing, then we met a whole heap of Aussies, including a guy ...

Free Derry - The Walled City

A travel blog entry by kyajade


... Ryan and Ian. Everyone slowly left, Darren and the girls went to bed, Chris, Meredith and Lyle went out for a few drinks and music, and me and the young guys stayed up drinking for a bit longer. These guys had just finished high school and came over to Europe for a couple of months before college. Age is no excuse not to travel, these kids were younger than Lachie!! After a few more drinks and a bit of funny YouTube videos shared, we went to ...

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