Shannon Oaks Hotel & Country Club
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... it. So I turned into someones driveway to turn around, but realized I didn't know how to put the car into reverse. It's a stick shift, which I've driven since I was 16, but reverse is usually down and to the bottom right. In Ireland, reverse is up and to the top left. Luckily the house had a driveway that went clear around their house. So we completely invaded their privacy and drove around their abode waving apologetically to complete our U-turn. As ...
... It was 1100 hrs when we got to the lock in Athlone and we had a little time to kill.
I tried to use my Smart Card in the services area but there was a notice up saying that you had to buy a local card for the showers...what a bummer,I was not impressed with Waterways Ireland.
I strolled around Athlone town for a while as I had never been here before,Id say it would be a lovely town to spend a week end in.
... Belfast in February hosts the Chinese New Year celebrations with a great cultural line up of music, food, and of course a huge dragon dance, and the Belfast-Nashville Singer-Songerwriters Festival bringing together the shared musical stylings from both sides of the pond. In 2010 the festival kicked off with a trans-Atlantic concert in Stormont with a focus on songwriters and peace. Gerry Creen brought down the house with a very memorable performance of 'A Rose ...
... an amazing Department Store called Dunnes Stores. Managed to pick up a couple of bargains. Great value.
Left Drogheda and headed for Dundalk where we had a booking for 2 nights at the Heritage B&B. The drive from Dublin to Dundalk was just over 1 hour. Much shorter distances to travel than what we are used to in Australia.
We were warmly greeted by out host, Teresa Byrne, who then made us a cup of tea served with homemade fruit cakes and bickies. Mmmm! Our ...
... Wikipedia says:
Every year a group of people go up into the mountains and catch a wild
goat. This goat is brought back to the town and the Queen of Puck Fair,
traditionally the oldest virgin in the village (a girl from 6th class
from the local primary schools - the queen changes every year) crowns
the goat "King Puck". The goat is then put into a small cage on a high
stand in the middle of ...