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TravelPod Member ReviewsLeenane Hotel
Lovely hotel, nice views, excellent breakfast, ensuite, no WIFI in room but downstairs.
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County Mayo is the northwest corner of Ireland, a scenic stretch of very irregular coastline with numerous islands and bays where our time in Ireland's west starts. I think it would easily be possible to base yourself in Westport or another town in the county and spend a relaxed "holiday" week exploring its different corners. Our whirlwind trip through Ireland, though, gave us barely a day in Mayo, at least that’s what I planned for us.
Given last night's foul weather, we planned a drive up into Connemara with possible indoor locations should the weather remain as it was. The morning looked rain-free but around here that isn't worth much. This was also a route planned via geocaches as we had network problems dredging up other online material the previous evening. The little beach village of Spiedal was the first port of call. The cache was easy enough to find but extracting the paper log and not letting it blow away in ...
... in the BBC-TV series 'Father Ted' - this appears to remain a significant claim to fame. Our journey carried us deeper into the region known as The Burren (tourists tend to pronounce the name phonetically, while those with Irish tongues say "Burrrn"). The Burren has been awarded Global Geopark status by UNESCO for its amazing landscape, which is dominated by limestone hills that from a distance seem to struggle to sustain much life. The limestone has been lifted up ...
... if knowing that we humans were looking for a show, the little pony turned around, approached the bus, took one look at us, laid down, and started rolling around on his back. He then got back up on his feet, gave us a look as if to say "Satisfied?" and headed back to his grazing spot. Magical Ireland.
... it had it all. Top that off with our very own rented Ford Fiesta - a chipper little car, even if they did mess up and put the steering wheel and gear shifts on the wrong sides - and in comparison to some of our previous destinations (Morocco, we're looking at you) these small luxuries felt equivalent to being in a quaint townhouse in Nice getting ready to entertain some fashionable socialites from Paris who were just ironic enough about their elitism to make it ...