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We arrived in Dublin at night, tired and ready for a day of relaxing. I was hoping to see a bit of the countryside, as our destination was 2 hours west of Dublin, but it was too dark to see anything. That didn't stop me from getting my fill of beautiful Irish countryside, as we got to do a bit of driving around during our time there. The following day, we just got to relax and basically do nothing, something long needed after 12 weeks of constant "doing".
Maggie and I got our ...
... 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 ...
... and a rest I completed the circuit and returned to our hotel for a lunch of soup in the bar. After a rest I drove down to Rosses point and walked along the beach. Back at the hotel Marg filled me in on her meeting and we then planned our trip fro tomorrow which we had left open until now. We dined in town at a lovely pub called Hargadons after successfully negotiating the one way streets of Sligo ...
I turned off the 6am alarm at 5:30 and started tidying D's lounge-room where I had been sleeping on the very comfy sofa bed.
Checking we had everything we needed for our day and knowing where we were heading we set off for the subway at 7:30.
It was a bit trickier negotiating the steps this time with our suitcases in tow but we took out time and accepted help when offered.
And so ...
Drumcliffe church, where WB Yeats was brought back fromFrance and buried.
A drive to the Atlantic shores, past Classiebawn Castle Mullaghmore Ireland.
To North Ireland to tour Belleek Pottery manufacturers then lunch in Donegal.
Queen Maeve's Tomb
This enormous cairn atop Knocknarea is 55 meters in diameter by 10 meters high. Folklore says it was built for the mythical Iron Age Queen Maeve, and ...