Westport Country Lodge 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 ...
... town. Pol was reminded of Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds and did not want me to stop the car even when I offered to show her the Royal Canal that ran beside the road. It is difficult to get a good look at the landscape as the small paddocks beside the road are usually lined with trees or hedges. We did get a look at a lookout over Lough Owel. I expected a magnificent lake. It was big, about 1000 acres, but large parts of it seemed quite shallow. There was an interesting sculpture ...
... the crowds. We turned on the GPS, Lilith, by name, and let her do the navigating. Lilith is named after the character in the TV program, Frazier, the totally drab and monotone sounding wife. Anyway, one thing that we have learned about Lilith is that she will send us down almost any type of road or lane regardless of its size as long as she considers it the shortest route. Consequently, we have seen some lanes that had ...
... we found the place. No rush. Would you believe that the first Atlantic cable in the 1800's from the US to Europe came ashore just a few clicks up the road from our B&B? You would have thought it would have rated some kind of notice, but all we saw was a little sign on a post, easily missed, that pointed down a barely noticeable country lane. And I did see a sign for the Marconi half-marathon in a nearby ...