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Our place this time is in the center of Northern Ireland at a place called Plumbridge. It is out in the middle of nowhere and is a self catering cottage. It is absolutely adorable! It has two real bedrooms with a loft that has two more. It is an orginal cottage built in the early 1900's by the owner's grandfather. Check out the pictures...I'm in love. I have a bathtub and a washer and dryer...whew hoo! I can now have a bath while the laundry is going, where is my wine? We settle in and ...
... 4000 sq m) or more is common. Also considering the economic crises of the last few years it’s amazing how many new houses there seems to be, yet apparently there is a serious shortage of houses especially for lower income people.
We crossed back into Ulster near Derry but avoided the city centre because it was rush hour traffic. Travelling around the north coast we got some great views back over Lough Foyle and came across a statue that we think is ...
We started the day, after another Irish breakfast, by tavelling 15 miles to Bollycastle (not to be confused with Bollywood) for Mass. The church was built in 1876 and very inspiring. The congregation was involved, with many young people attending. The choir was fantastic and drowned out any singing that I may have attempted.
After Mass we travelled back ...
After a very stressful day of travel, Stephen and me finally arrive back at the house. Much to our surprise, there was the local priest in the house leading a Rosary, waiting for us to get back so he could say the Holy Mass. After the Rosary he offered each of us Confession, said the mass at the house, then led us in prayers. As soon as he was gone though, out came the tea kettles, bread, and jam...man did I miss it! ...
... seriously know everyone in town), get a "school bus" (kinda equivalent to the short buses at home, only more van-like) and take us out to see the nearby Mass Rock. Once again, we slip on our boots...or our plastic bags...and head out before leaving for Galway. The story of the mass rock, as told by Roselynn:
Back in the 16th century when the Church was being persecuted during the war with England, priests were not allowed to hold ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet