Westenra Arms Hotel
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... handed. Next stop was Dundalk for the night. This meant we needed to head back the way we came and then past Dublin. Hit Dublin right on rush hour. Managed to get through it, even during a downpour! Three toll roads on our route back up the country. Stayed at a lovely BB in Dundalk. Our host drove us to the local restaurant as we "might be washed away in the rain". Also there is a zero limit for drink-driving! Had a very nice meal and then tried to walk it off on the way ...
... castle. This one built in mid 1500’s too, by the O’Donnell’s and added too and altered in the early 1600’s when it was granted to Sir Basil Brooks after the O’Donnells fled to Spain. It is quite small compared to Norman castles. The Vikings had a fort here in the 9th century: The town is quite small and pretty situated as it is around a small inlet.
As we travelled west along the coast we passed the main ...
... for. The troops rebelled. This super time conscious group set off up the hill behind the centre, to visit the church and view the supposed grave of St Patrick. The bus left 20 minutes late. We suspect the there are some on board with very strong Catholic beliefs, but even they thought this was a waste of time. So we pushed on past the Mountains of Mourne. Visibility was poor, so they became cloud shrouded blurs in the distance. At 4.00 we ...
Last year Mandy and I shipped our bike out to Milan in advance of our trip through Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and up home through France and the UK.
So when Jochen and I decided to do this ride I conacted Bjorn in Bike-On-Board in Dublin to check on availability, possible routes and prices. Initially we looked at shipping the bikes to Thesalonika in Greece but the absence of ...
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 ...