The Inn At Dromoland
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... as it was a sheer drop on the other side. From the steep side it looked like a man-made castle wall. There was a path leading further around the headland so we walked as far as possible before it was blocked off due to landslides. At least the wind was less on this side of the headland. We probably walked about 3kms, including the return journey to the carpark.
We drove back into Bushmills to see if we could buy some postcards, but the village was mostly ...
... 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. ...
... standing in the middle of a paddock which had a few horses in it. And there is an information sign on the fence explaining the castle and my favourite ancestor, Uncle Miler. This sign said he was only once married to Anne O'Meara, but they did have nine children. He had his own army of about 200 men, given the number of enemies he must have had, I guess he needed protection. He was called to the court of Elizabeth I to answer allegations made against him, but ...
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.