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... a Sunday. We drove further west to Port Rush, which had more shops open, and stopped for a round of large hot chocolates while Jo-ann wrote on the postcards. We made good use of the free wifi to find accommodation for the night. A search on Booking.com around Ballyshannon showed a number of available hotels from hostels to resort spas. We selected a B&B called Seaview and discovered after making the booking that it was a little off our intended track. Oh well, ...
... 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 ...
... Boys' actions in shutting the gates of the city against the Jacobites.
The old church of St. Augustine, on the site of the original cathedral. The present cathedral of St Columb, first non-catholic cathedral built in Northern Ireland in 1633. The wife of one of the bishops there wrote "Amazing Grace" and " Once in Royal David's City".
"The Troubles" started here in 1968 and continued for 30 years. ...
... The castle was built in the late 16th century and early 17th century. The McGrath's only lived in it for 40 years before it was destroyed in the confederate wars in 1641. It is believed the McGrath clan (not Miler, he was dead by then) burned the castle themselves rather than surrender to the Protestant forces. The castle was said to have a secret escape tunnel, but I saw no evidence of that today. Today the very solid ground is covered with grass, ...
Ok - so we left Ballyshannon on our way to Westport. Great ocean views and a lot of cattle/sheep. Great ride - I really like Sliago area - the town of Innisscone has some great beaches.
So we are now in Westport - having dinner on the quay - tomorrow night we head to the pub by the name of Matt Molloy - owned by the Chieftains - if I have to tell you who the Chieftains are - well - you are not Irish nor do you like Van Morrison.