Riverside Suites Hotel Sligo
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... on the ice.
Once on the way, it was only a short drive to the village of Bushmills and the Giants Causeway. We were advised to avoid the Visitors Centre as a tourist trap. So we did. The cold wind was absolutely howling as we walked the 500m to the first section. The rock formations were very interesting - a whole lot of hexagonal columns from an ancient lava field. There was a safety officer nearby who warned us not to climb too high on one of the features. A ...
... past Drumcliff, where poet W.B Yeats is buried.
Drove out to Streedagh Beach, where 3 ships of the Spanish Armada were wrecked in 1588.
On into Sligo, and walked around the town, dodging rain.
Camped at The Beach Bar at Aughris Head, a really old fashioned thatched pub at a very wind-blown beach. Not a palm tree or deck chair in sight, but great Guinness stew for ...
The camp site we stayed in was ON the border - the Irish Free State/the Republic of Ireland was over the fence.
Drove to the city of Londonderry. Originally called Derry, the city only became Londonderry when the London Livery companies set up branches there on the 1800s.
So much history here. Walked along the walls, looking at canons, including Roaring Meg, used in the Siege of Derry in 1689. The story of ...
... of town and it is signposted so I figured that would be enough. On Sunday I was up and off to Pettigo to find our castle. The website which told me it was signposted lied. I drove for a mile out of every road leading into Pettigo, no castle. Finally I had to stop and ask at the post office. A nice young girl there gave me directions, I had to drive back towards Donegal and turn off a little country road a mile out of town. The castle is a bit off the beaten ...
... buried her standing up at the ready for battle. Archaeologists believe it may really date back to 3000 BC, but who is to say that Queen Maeve was not tucked into an existing monument? It is considered bad luck to remove a stone from the cairn, and good luck to take one up the hill with you to deposit on it.
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One of our included suppers at our ...