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Travel Blogs from Leenane
Ahhh Ireland and the Irish - you just can't help saying "that's a bit Irish" as you would when something is a bit odd, then you suddenly realise, well, we ARE in Ireland so its allowed to be a bit Irish!
For example, we flew into the little known West Knock airport. Our flight was with a budget airline called "BMI Baby" - can you possibly …
... little town, not so much trapped in the past as fully preserved. It had some gorgeous ruins, old oaks, narrow streets and little shop fronts with half doors. But my appointment wasn't in Cong, it was two minutes down the road at Ashford Castle, home to Ireland's School of Falconry.
Ashford Castle was just jaw-dropping. A proper 13th century castle with a few added bits and bobs to keep it up-to-date -- like some serious security. I passed though two gates and guards to ...
... dousing people in water is a funny in every culture. :) I'm writing now from the bus, we are on our way back to Dublin. We will go back to the same hostel again tonight and hopefully see some familiar faces! Tomorrow we will wake up and hopefully do a free walking tour of Dublin before we have to make our way to the airport. London is calling us! Take a minute to check out the pictures from today. A lot of them are dark on my phone, but I got better ones on my camera. Xoxo ...
After a quick breakfast and more 'tinker craic', we jumped on our bikes and headed south-east, to Westport. The ride was beautiful and largely uneventful, with good weather.
I've posted some pictures of what we saw along the way.
Westport was a pleasant town, but 3 nights was too many. We went for a few rides, the highlights of ...
We woke in Dugort at a reasonable hour - say 8.00am. Our neighbours had played some loud music but they had quieted down by midnight, and the music was good anyway.
It was a largely uneventful ride back to Mulranny. We had booked a night in a B&B - yay! Only (!!) 80 euros per night!
The ride back along the Great Western Way was easy, and we arrived at said ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Lovely hotel, nice views, excellent breakfast, ensuite, no WIFI in room but downstairs.
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