Renvyle House Hotel
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update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... here with bags of coal and wood for sale and solid fuel boilers advertised along the roads. Kylemore Abbey was our next stop. It was a 19th century castle that the Benedictines Nuns bought almost a century ago after their convent in Ypres was destroyed in WW1. In an inhospitable, Atlantic-windswept Western part of Ireland is an idyllic former castle, consecrated as an Abbey on the shore of a lough, protected and set against a steep ...
... even had sods laid on bigger rocks so they could dry out ready for burning. We arrived in Roundstone to find a tiny sea side village of about six streets, three pubs and a church. The buzz was the wedding. We hope to find out more about it but there will be no live music in town tonight because of it, one pub will be closed and a barman said as the bridal party drove down from the church through the town "that was the first stretch limousine" that he has seen ...
... an abbey then, of course. Probably a fishing cabin or something like that. He built it for his wife, as the story goes, but it is in primo fishing country so us guys will just let the ladies think it is for them. Makes for smoother sailing on the fishing grounds. He probably could have bought her a new Hoover or a blender. Anyway, he spared no expense, as the pictures will show. He also built a mini-cathedral ...
Today was our day to head out of Dublin. As we know from yesterday's entry, it was none too soon. Breakfast at the B&B and then a simple step across the street to the #16 bus that had brought us into town to the Portobello B&B Our rental car stop was #19, which the bus driver drove by not 45 seconds after he agreed to let us know when to get off the bus. From stop #20, it was still an easy walk back, but still . . . . ...