Travel Blogs from Ballina
... for employment elsewhere. The men want to strike and riot. It is good to know that my father is above that. Anyways, Sligo is a beautiful town. The homes are so beautiful, but it feels empty here. So many have left. I see the SS Shannon docked at the port, and it is not as big as I thought it would be. I'm looking forward to being on it though. It'll be a new experience. America, here I ...
Ok night time now after travelling all day to Gallway. We are staying in a B&B called Abbey Lodge.
Had a good nights sleep and woke to a yummy breakfast. J & C had the traditional irish breakfast with black and white pudding. Tastes a bit too much like a rissole for my taste.
This morning we managed to catch up with Martin's mum and dad, Mary and ?? They were so lovely ...
Just chilled out this morning and caught up on some washing. Picked up the car from the airport and we're luckily upgraded to a bigger car Seat Alhambra Fairly new and lovely to drive. I would be doing all the driving as the insurance was too expensive for under 25 drivers. packed everything up and headed off for 3 1/2 hour drive to Westport. ...
A day exploring the wilds of Donegal. Drove through the countryside to get to Slieve League. Very different countryside but spectacular too. Visited Kilcar along the way and watched the weaving. Bought a blanket. Amazing cliffs Visited Yeats' grave along the way and would've voted his heritage centre in Sligo but it was closed. Had some trouble with visiting sites ...
... towns in Ireland
William Allingham is buried there
The Fairies poem
Belleek Pottery is in Northern Ireland
Signs are in English only; no Gaelic
2 groups of 20 & 18 people for the factory tour
Dorothy, Ronna, Don and I had lunch at the Belleek visitor center cafe prior to our tour.
Dorothy did not take the tour as there was a lot of walking.
Instead she and I did a LOT of shopping. She ordered ...