MacNean House & Restaurant
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... names I had heard over the years. We visited Bogside, the largely Catholic side of Londonderry. Amazing murals on the walls of the houses. The memorial to the hunger strikers who died in prison (more familiar names) in 1981. Another memorial, to Bloody Sunday, Jan 1972.
Then we went to the excellent museum that gave us the history from Roman times - Romans, Vikings and Normans all came to Derry. All the way to ...
... standing in the middle of a paddock which had a few horses in it. And there is an information sign on the fence explaining the castle and my favourite ancestor, Uncle Miler. This sign said he was only once married to Anne O'Meara, but they did have nine children. He had his own army of about 200 men, given the number of enemies he must have had, I guess he needed protection. He was called to the court of Elizabeth I to answer allegations made against him, but ...
Ok - so we left Ballyshannon on our way to Westport. Great ocean views and a lot of cattle/sheep. Great ride - I really like Sliago area - the town of Innisscone has some great beaches.
So we are now in Westport - having dinner on the quay - tomorrow night we head to the pub by the name of Matt Molloy - owned by the Chieftains - if I have to tell you who the Chieftains are - well - you are not Irish nor do you like Van Morrison.
Well we left Bunbeg in the rain - stopped in Ardara to shop for woolen items
Headed to Ballyshannon - a very old town started by the Vikings - had a great dinner at Nivana
Mai Kelly's place was great - although at first blush a little out of the ...
... the drive to find the Lake Isle of Inishfree at the end of a winding track (and a locked toilet block .... Hmm.) Driving on I found a ruined Abby at Dromahair and walked in to be surprised by the number of modern graves in amongst the old walls and cloisters. Driving on through the village of Dromahair I found the restored Parke's castle which was unfortunately closed for the winter. Ready for ...