Westport Country Lodge Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... is shown on the map pin for today. We decided to drive back to the Sky Road observation area to watch the sunset. Unfortunately it got very cloudy so the sun was hidden behind the clouds, but the sky was beautiful. Sunset was at 4:47PM, so we did pack in a lot of fun in a relatively short day. We got back to the hotel before it got too dark and we were able to rest and relax for a few hours before dinner.
We had dinner at our hotel ...
... We walked about .5 km to the rope bridge that connected two island cliffs. Shockingly, you were able to walk up very close to the edge of the cliff. Unlike the US, total disregard for public safety, but in the most spectacular way. Due to the weather clearing, we could see Scotland.
After the rope bridge, we set out to find some castles for Matt. As luck would have it, we passed by the ruins of Dunseverick ...
... Conga, which means isthmus in Irish. Personally, I don't think much is gained by dropping the "a". Cong is also known as the site for a 1950's John Wayne movie: The Quite Man. The movie boasts the longest fight scene ever filmed. Two of our traveling companions tried to recreate the scene but gave up after becoming winded in a few seconds! We recuperated with a leisurely drive through the beautiful hills of Connemara to spend a night in Westport where we ...
... No one stays long in an Irish pub, if there isn’t a bit of music,” the barkeep/owner proclaimed. And as we reflected on it, it was true that the few pubs we saw that didn’t have music were solitary indeed. The kids played on the playground and watched movies, Sue and Tom hiked a mountain and shared a good meal, Judy and Sue listened to music in the pubs. In other words, on this day, everyone got exactly what they ...
... Also on the island we saw an old slate quarry that is now a religious grotto. The quarry was worked from 1816 until the early 1900’s. Slate from here has been used on the houses of parliament in London and on several of London’s railway stations. It has a lovely soft talc feel about it.
Making our way along the northern part of the ‘ring of Kerry’ and following the guide book ‘Back roads of Ireland’ we managed ...