Travel Blogs from Ballina
... was pulled down or destroyed somehow, in the early 1600’s the Parkes who came from England took it over and built a large house that incorporated one of the curtain walls and two of the towers. They were here for less that 100 years, then the place was abandoned for almost 300 years until archaeological excavations were done in the 1970’s then the place was restored in the 1980’s. It has a lovely outlook over Lough Gill.
© Lynette Regan 14th June ...
... my mom really likes. Sue bought a shirt there. Then we shopped some more and came home. Today was a pretty calm day. Good night! -Briana Heyo! From now on ( in Ireland ) we are only staying in B&Bs for one night, then we move on. We are making our way to Northern Ireland. We are in Westport right now, and we left Galway. This morning, and yesterday morning and yesterday night, we swam in the indoor swimming pool ...
... start charging an appearance fee:
The history of fortifications of this limestone outcrop goes back to prehistory probably; certainly from the 4th century AD it was very important as the seat of the Kings on Munster, this part of southern Ireland. St Patrick visited here in about 450AD and in 1014 AD the King of Munster repelled an attack by the invading Vikings.
In 1101 the then King of Munster handed the ‘rock’ to the ...
... down boat. The Kilmalkedar church not far away is 12th century and one of the first built in the Roman style, the style we are most familiar with. Inside this there is the ‘alphabet stone’, all the letters of the Roman alphabet are inscribed on it. Outside the church I sat on the ancient sundial though I’m none too sure just how much use such a thing would be in Ireland where sun seems to be some mythical thing talked about ...
... where we had originally planned to stay - weren't overly impressed) and then on to Charlestown, where we stopped for coffee. We were told there we should head west to Westport via Castlebar, which we duly did. At Castlebar we hunted out a Harvey Norman to buy a plug with a USB port, as my new iPad has proved to be very greedy, and doesn't like to share power supplies, to the extent that after two days of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center