The Connacht Hotel
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... markets were on! Or what wad left of them by the time I got there at 5.
There was a short stretch of stalls left. All of which had things in them that were me, and I wanted.
All of which I walked past.
Ok, apart from one.
I got a headband...to add to my growing collection of headbands. And scarves.
One shirt is enough...7 scarves and ...
... in and went to settle into our room on the top floor with the ocean views. However the door wouldn't open. ****. The host was called and we spent a little more time on it, with no avail. Apparently it was just a super old door and gets stuck. She was still at work so had no choice but to let us settle in a different room and to look at it when she got home. Fine.
We pretty much left again straight away and walked the thirty minutes to town but didn't ...
... 12 EUROS...
Some of the towns we passed through were Ool, Kilfeackle, and Thomastown (woot, woot for the CT clan). It took us only 2 1/2 hours to get to Galway, with no pit stops (I recommend drinking nothing, because there are no rest stops or shops along the way like we have in the US- to have a pee, you have to go off the road and find a pub or a fancy gas station-not easy to do along the main road routes).
When we hit town, we had to try ...
... upon my entrance for joining them, which also included our local tour guide we referred to as Doc Brown for his resemblance to the scientist in "Back to the Future." We rode along in Doc's DeLorean singing Italian songs, of them I was familiar with, "Mambo Italiano," and then were transported back into prehistoric times at the Dún Aonghasa fort. We entered the massive stone walls and a few brave Italains and myself walked barefoot on the chilly ...
... and Brown.
The drive was quite spectacular. Not Swiss Alps spectacular, but
impressive all the same. Windswept hills, rushing rivers, mist shrouded
lakes, sleepy villages. Everything about the drive said "Ireland".
Arrived back in Galway late in the day. Still raining and cold. But a satisfying day of sightseeing ...