Clifden Station House
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... magical mountain – called Diamond Hill – one of Twelve Bens or Twelve Pins as they are called. We were speechless with the beauty surrounding us. Came down around the back, following the stones and later the wooden pathways to the bottom for a bit of lunch.
It was at the bottom having lunch where we met our new Irish friends, Phil (she's Welsh) and Anthony. We recognized them a bit along the way as they were staying at Rosleague Manor ...
... by Mark Foyle. His grandma saw the potential of the place (a former 6 bedroom home now 20) and all the lovely land around and purchased it in 1968. Of 3 grandson's he has this one while his 2 brothers manage the Foyle hotel in Clifdon. Great fun to learn all these things about interesting people.
To begin the day though, breakfast at Ardara with Paul - what the heck?? we've had ...
We departed Omagh and headed south to Connemara. We took the scenic route again though it was raining quite a bit most of the day which made the view of some areas very difficult! The Benadryl mum had taken had also knocked her for an absolute six! She slept most of today with my waking her for the important things! She was so tired she fell asleep at our lunch table whilst waiting for her lunch. I think she had also come down with a virus though as I was to find out!
We stopped ...
... were found among the well preserved remains deep inside the boglands. We learned about the unique flora and birdlife in this unique habitat, made up of 90% water and the rest residual plant matter. After our stroll through history I was very pleased it was 2012 as the modern and informative Visitor Centre offered a very welcomed cuppa tea and friendly guides who helped us plan the next part of our journey.
It was difficult to decide where we would ...
... Ireland with my family, we always made fun of all the tourists on the tour buses. The tour bus would stop, everyone would hop out, take pictures and get back in the bus. Well, that's exactly what we did while on the tour bus. Its hard to take good pictures through the window of the tour bus. It was super nice when the bus driver would pick the best spot and stop for us to take pictures. The best thing about being on the bus tour was hearing all the history from the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility