Knockranny House Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKnockranny House Hotel Westport
A wonderful 2 night stay at this beautiful spa and hotel. Great big modern rooms. An awesome spa and bar. Close to town.
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... is shown on the map pin for today. We decided to drive back to the Sky Road observation area to watch the sunset. Unfortunately it got very cloudy so the sun was hidden behind the clouds, but the sky was beautiful. Sunset was at 4:47PM, so we did pack in a lot of fun in a relatively short day. We got back to the hotel before it got too dark and we were able to rest and relax for a few hours before dinner.
We had dinner at our hotel ...
... We walked about .5 km to the rope bridge that connected two island cliffs. Shockingly, you were able to walk up very close to the edge of the cliff. Unlike the US, total disregard for public safety, but in the most spectacular way. Due to the weather clearing, we could see Scotland.
After the rope bridge, we set out to find some castles for Matt. As luck would have it, we passed by the ruins of Dunseverick ...
... re not so old,you may know it as a protest song by U2. Listen to the lyrics to appreciate the angst of an oppressed people. Ireland has made strides toward peace recently and it's marked by a footbridge called the Peace Bridge across the Lagan River. As we walked the bridge we overheard a young woman talking on her mobile; "I'm on the F....ing Peace Bridge. I'll be home soon." Peace is one thing; forgetting is another. More on Derry later. It has quite a ...
... bogland. We stopped near Doo Lough (meaning black lake) to view a gray stone cross which commemorates one of Ireland's saddest famine tales. In the winter of 1849, about 600 starving Irish had to walk about 12 miles hoping to get food from their landlord, but they were turned away. On the way back, about 200 of them died on the side of the road.
Joe told us that Frederick Douglas (civil ...
... earlier part of the day but the place was as good as deserted. It is one of the places that was used to film the 1970 film 'Ryan’s Daughter’. We had passed other sites that had been used on the ‘ring of Kerry’.
The cathedral ruins at Ardfert are quite impressive. It must have been a lovely building when still intact. The western end has undergone major surgery in recent years because it was subsiding. Before it fell down, it was ...