Westport Coast Hotel
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I have been staying with a university friend of mine who is working in Ireland. We have travelled around the county of Mayo seeing abbeys that have Mass said in them since 1216, and ruins of old monasteries and churches. You leave with a sense how constant the Church has been through the centuries. We had afternoon tea at Ashford Castle including scones and clotted cream! On Saturday, we went to Knock where 15 people from the ages of 5 ...
update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
A relaxed start to the sunny day, allowing the patient to sleep in. Reluctant to leave with so much unseen. Ok, we will have to come back. We picked up our car at around 11. It is a 1.6 l diesel Golf with engine shut down when idling. It seems great. We drove out of Dublin following the taxi driver's instructions, " when you come to the church in the middle of the road, go right". It worked and soon we were on a freeway heading west. We stopped at Enfield to get our bearings, have a ...
... A huge rock sign was whitewashed in front of the light ("EIRE") to let the flyers know they were still short of England and not to land. (Ireland was a neutral country during the war and would have interned the crews if they had landed.)
Now about noon, we headed for the ferry crossing on the River Shannon. By the time we got there it was closing in on 2 p.m. and the ferry only runs every hour, on the hour, going ...
... then on to New York. Commercial flights lasted less than 10 years, from 1937 to 1946 because by that time many land bases were available having been well developed during the war years. Both Pam Am and Imperial (later to become BOAC the forerunner to British Airways) both flew out of here. The biggest aircraft was the Boeing B314, she carried 34 passengers and 9 or 10 crew. Even had a honeymoon suite:
It was in one of the rooms in this building ...