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We arrived in Dublin at night, tired and ready for a day of relaxing. I was hoping to see a bit of the countryside, as our destination was 2 hours west of Dublin, but it was too dark to see anything. That didn't stop me from getting my fill of beautiful Irish countryside, as we got to do a bit of driving around during our time there. The following day, we just got to relax and basically do nothing, something long needed after 12 weeks of constant "doing".
Maggie and I got our ...
This morning I saw the lovely Margaret off to her business meeting (the reason for this trip) and headed off for a drive around Lough Gill. Although there was misty rain it in no way detracted from the stunning scenery. My first stop was a Holy Well at Tobernalt and the silence in the forest was cathedral like. Obviously a popular spot with pilgrims there were the remains of many candles that had been lit ...
... the Atlantic. The fields were also filled with rock, which would make it very difficult for cropping or even grazing livestock. In the afternoon we visited Kylemore Abbey, a nineteenth century manor house which is home to the Benedictine Nuns. It has the finest example of a walled garden in the west of Ireland, and shows what you can do with a whole lot of money and the will to tame the wild landscape. Have a look at the pictures attached, they are really quite ...
... after which we had to fill in a few hours be for we could move into our accommodation. We went across the Shannon River to a Castle and had a good look around then found a shopping centre so we could stock up. We found the rental at the end of a very quite road and it over looks the Bay, very peaceful. Friday - we just drove around looking at the countryside around here. All the roads in Ireland that are not major ones are so narrow Thayer are only two car's wide with ...
... this time to Warwick. Richard the guide walked us through the town to Warwick Castle pointing out interesting features. Saturday - Broardway had a fair with vintage cars on show, music and food. Kate and. I went around having a look and found other nooks, actually Broardway is bigger than it looks. After lunch we thought we would go up the hill to Snows Hill where there is an old manor that was full of things that this fellow had collected. ...