Stella Maris Country House Hotel

Ballycastle, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
Prices starting from $205.00

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Episode 6

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


Episode 6

We passed through the town of Tipperary fairly early on a Saturday morning. There didn't appear to be a soul about. Neither of L’s guide books even mentioned the town so we didn’t stop to see any sights. Like most of the towns and cities we have visited there appears to be a great many empty shops and closed businesses. We have heard that things are beginning to pick up but it seems as if they have still a long way to go.

Around ...

Heading south, and shingle beach camping

A travel blog entry by huntingaurochs


... the appearance of swarms of midgies when we stopped for lunch. I don't mind midgies so much, but Megan tends to flap her hands wildly and squeal when attacked. This gets tiresome.

When we stopped for supplies, I discovered a new foodstuff - a chocolate bar with flakes of cheese and onion crisps.

By 5pm, our legs were becoming tired, and a chill was entering the air. We stopped in a sheltered spot, on ...

Belmullet, and a bed!

A travel blog entry by huntingaurochs


We departed from our bog campsite with sore necks and wet feet. Perhaps worst of all, we did not have our morning coffee. Still, the route to Belmullet appeared relatively flat and straightforward.

Happily, there was a small pub open in Glenamoy, where we bought 2 instant coffees and some coke cans. ...

Bog camping

A travel blog entry by huntingaurochs


The sky was grey and threatening as we broke camp in Ballina to head north-west towards Kilala.

Sure enough, it began raining heavily within 10 minutes of the photo, and did not let up for most of the day. It was a cold and challenging day of cycling, with no campsite or shower to reward us at the end.

The cliffs at Ceidhe Fields were spectacular although a gruelling climb on ...


A travel blog entry by huntingaurochs


On 27 July, we rode from Easky to Ballina.

We began the ride at 10am-ish, after a hearty breakfast of a museli bar each. 15kms in, we stopped at Enniscrone to enjoy a very delicious coffee.

The coffee was so good that we had 2 each, and followed it by a bowl of creamy, filling seafood chowder with homemade ...

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