Mount Falcon Estate
Travel Blogs from Ballina
... busy on a Saturday afternoon, along the river, and looked at another abbey.
On Lough Gill is yet another castle, but not a Norman castle. This one was originally built in the 1500’s by the O’Roukes and was a tower house surrounded by a curtain wall. O’Rouke come to a sad end having been executed because he befriended and assisted one of the ship captains from the Spanish Amada, that upset Queen Elizabeth 1st. The ...
Today we left our big hotel rooms and headed on the road to go to Westport, Ireland. We went to Cong. We went to quiet man's bridge, where a famous movie called The Quiet Man. We tooted around and had lunch. Then we finally arrived at our B and B and got set up. We headed to the town and went shopping for a little and had a nice dinner. We went into a pub owned by Matt Molley who plays flute in the band called The ...
... over the barrage, a pair of swans with 4 cignet, L can’t remember the last time she saw cygnets. There were many ducks and a goose with goslings. L will try and load a video of the swan and cygnets;
When we visited the Rock of Cashel there were hoards of tourists. This seems to be where they congregate. When I sat in places to get my photo taken I ended up in the photos of several other people, so now my face will be seen in even more places, perhaps ...
... 8216;corbelling’. It involves laying the stones in such a way that the water runs off them and doesn’t go inside the structure. It is really very clever, and they call these ancient people, primitive:
Also built by this corbelling method is the Gallarus Oratory. The stone work here is beautiful. It is believed to date from the 9th century, though there is some debate, it may be a century or two more modern. In shape it resembles ...
... like nothing else we'd seen - presume it was an infinity type contraption run by electricity - with a pull cord to turn it on, and a couple of dials for pressure (didn't seem to make any difference) and temperature. It was €65 for bed and breakfast (full Irish, of course!), so probably wasn't bad. Ann had asked us what we wanted, but ended up doing what is now our "usual".
From Bundoran we headed down ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center