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... a Sunday. We drove further west to Port Rush, which had more shops open, and stopped for a round of large hot chocolates while Jo-ann wrote on the postcards. We made good use of the free wifi to find accommodation for the night. A search on Booking.com around Ballyshannon showed a number of available hotels from hostels to resort spas. We selected a B&B called Seaview and discovered after making the booking that it was a little off our intended track. Oh well, ...
... of air space between Northern Ireland and international waters, created during WW2 to allow greater range for the allied aircraft.
After lunch, drove along the coast. Had a good look at Bundoran, very quite and sad looking on a winter's day. Passed Classiebawn Castle, owned originally by the Mountbatten family. This was near where Lord Mountain was killed on his boat by an IRA bomb in ...
... 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 ...
... he returned with more land. The sign also said he was reputed to be buried on Saints Island in Lough Derg, which is not far from the castle. So I guess that must be his "other" gravesite. One Patrick Kearney from Cashel described Miler as follows. "Was a common drunkard and a carouser, a *****monger with a concubine in England, an open perjurer, at loggerheads with his wife, and an open gamester with a low class of boon companions." I think I would have ...
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.