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... monks were prepared and had a store of gunpowder, which exploded during the siege and wrecked the building. Which just goes to show having your own weapons does not keep you safe. Further along on my walk I came across Donegal castle, which was the home of the O'Donnell clan. In 1601, like the McGraths, the O'Donnells burnt their own castle to prevent it falling into English hands. however when the english took over the region they restored it and used as their own ...
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.
Well we left Bunbeg in the rain - stopped in Ardara to shop for woolen items
Headed to Ballyshannon - a very old town started by the Vikings - had a great dinner at Nivana
Mai Kelly's place was great - although at first blush a little out of the ...
... flowers on the altar. My next spot was a forest walk in Slishwood and with the help of amazing modern technology Austin was able to join me virtually for a section of the walk along the lake edge. - so special.... A red robin accompanied me for a while flitting silently from bush to bush. The autumn tones were just starting to adorn the trees and then moss and ferns were a rich green. So beautiful. ...
... and finally arrived.
Boarding had not commenced and there was a queue but we went straight to the front as we had priority. Climbing the steps of the plane we giggled when we compared the current time with the time boarding closed and realised how close we had cut it.
On arrival at little Knock airport we collected our hire car and Marg drove us to our hotel in Sligo - a straight ...