The Welcome Inn Hotel

Castlebar, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $101.00
 

Travel Blogs from Castlebar

Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

72

... it was leading to. The bogs here are much older and different to those blanket bogs we’d seen on the west coast. These are also much deep, being about 10m deep. This trackway is believed to have only been used for a few years before it sank into the bog, it was four metres below the surface when found. As everything or nearly everything is very well preserved in the bog the wood was in excellent condition but had to be specially treated once ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

12

... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

33

... attacked by Oliver Cromwell in the mid 1600’s which left it in a state similar to what we see now. The castle had belonged to the Butler family for many centuries until the last of the line died in 1981, and they had lived here in the private apartments. As castles go there really wasn’t much to see. However, the family had a quirky summerhouse about a mile or so along the river and that was really worth seeing. It was also a very pleasant walk along a ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

41

... 8216;corbelling’. It involves laying the stones in such a way that the water runs off them and doesn’t go inside the structure. It is really very clever, and they call these ancient people, primitive:

Also built by this corbelling method is the Gallarus Oratory. The stone work here is beautiful. It is believed to date from the 9th century, though there is some debate, it may be a century or two more modern. In shape it resembles ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

3

... 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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Location

This 2 star hotel, located in Castlebar, is near National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Ceide Fields, and Foxford Village.
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