Downhill House Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDownhill House Hotel Ballina
This was a good Hotel but not spectacular. It is in the middle of changing owners. In the Pub you could only get beer and wine as they didn't have a full license yet.
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Pronounced Bal-lin-naw was an interesting stop. Unfortunately Joe will only remember the 40 pound parking ticket.
There were boxes to obtain paid parking, but not on the block we were on. So we didn't put one on our dash. After we went to one exhibit and had lunch we came back to a ticket. The City offices were just across the road, so we went …
... of air space between Northern Ireland and international waters, created during WW2 to allow greater range for the allied aircraft.
After lunch, drove along the coast. Had a good look at Bundoran, very quite and sad looking on a winter's day. Passed Classiebawn Castle, owned originally by the Mountbatten family. This was near where Lord Mountain was killed on his boat by an IRA bomb in ...
... saw Our Lady (Mary, Jesus' mother) in 1879 on the back wall of the church. It was my first visit to a Marian apparition sight. Today we visited Croagh Patrick, a mountain that tradition says that St Patrick had a 40 day retreat on the summit in the 400s. It was raining, windy and cold so we didn't climb it. This evening we went to a performance of Handel's Messiah. Such beautiful music! I travel to Dublin tomorrow and fly home on ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... in our room before the sun set at about 7.20. I worked out why the hotel was modestly priced for what it offered when we looked out our window. Across the road is a verdant necropolis, complete with a 3 metre high Calvary scene. Talk about ideas for the garden! While Pol had her hair done, I retraced our way into town. I had glimpsed what I thought was the elusive Our Lady of the Roundabout. It was a large statue of Our Lady of the terrace houses. The monument was built beside a row ...