The Mayfly Hotel

Foxford, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
Prices starting from $92.00

Travel Blogs from Foxford

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... many similar items from the farm where she grew up at Gympie. Also there is something that resembles a good sized rock, it’s ‘bog butter’. A large piece of butter that somehow got dropped into the bog; It’s been there about 300 years and is very crumbly: It’s the biggest suck piece of butter yet found.

Another walled garden and this time it was full of roses in full bloom, the perfume from them enveloped us just as ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters


... my mom really likes. Sue bought a shirt there. Then we shopped some more and came home. Today was a pretty calm day. Good night! -Briana Heyo! From now on ( in Ireland ) we are only staying in B&Bs for one night, then we move on. We are making our way to Northern Ireland. We are in Westport right now, and we left Galway. This morning, and yesterday morning and yesterday night, we swam in the indoor swimming pool ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... centuries and much was destroyed by Cromwellian forces in the mid 1600’s. It has been partly reconstructed but only to an extent that it holds together what is left. Similar materials were used wherever possible.

The impressive oak doors are new but are said to be almost identical in every way to the originals. Each door weighs a half ton and each hinge 200lbs (90k’s). There was both and outer and an inner moat.

Archaeologists found ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear


... an interior diameter of 30m. Excavations have revealed that there was once a number of dwellings inside and a shallow ditch and earthen wall on the outside. We saw a smaller one of these stone forts from a bit later period some way further on, it had been fully rebuilt.

We did encounter some fairly nice beaches that must be very popular in the summer as there are lots of caravans on permanent sites ready for use come the warmer, and hopefully ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron


... the car a couple of parks forward. By the time I got out of the car it was starting to rain - big spots. Within a minute it was torrential rain, thunder and lightning and hail which lasted about an hour. I've never been in such a thunder/lightning storm. When we walked back into town the rain had stopped, and by the time we walked back at 8.45ish, it was blue skies and sunny again. No wonder everything grows so well here.

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