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... The castle was built in the late 16th century and early 17th century. The McGrath's only lived in it for 40 years before it was destroyed in the confederate wars in 1641. It is believed the McGrath clan (not Miler, he was dead by then) burned the castle themselves rather than surrender to the Protestant forces. The castle was said to have a secret escape tunnel, but I saw no evidence of that today. Today the very solid ground is covered with grass, ...
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 ...
... and a rest I completed the circuit and returned to our hotel for a lunch of soup in the bar. After a rest I drove down to Rosses point and walked along the beach. Back at the hotel Marg filled me in on her meeting and we then planned our trip fro tomorrow which we had left open until now. We dined in town at a lovely pub called Hargadons after successfully negotiating the one way streets of Sligo ...
... as by now the early morning porridge was a long time ago. Marg then spotted Marks and Spencer's and went snack shopping.
It is probably just as well that we headed off to the departure area as there was a slow moving, snaking queue through the security check and when finally through I was called aside to have my tiny tube of hand cream checked. We then headed for gate one and walked and walked ...
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Leitrim Village, Leitrim | 4 star hotelfrom $159