Westport Plaza Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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Excellent location. Spacious and comfortable rooms with good amenities. Outstanding kitchen. Highly recommended.
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We were up early and had a nice breakfast at our hotel before heading out to see the Connemara region. It was a little rainy when we set out and the forecast called for rain all morning and likely in the afternoon as well. The clouds made the landscape look really nice, but it didn't photograph well. It's such a different area from the rest of Ireland. It was very rocky and there were little lakes and ponds everywhere. We had a nice drive up ...
... Irish food of the past and the other side Irish food of the present. We ordered off of the past menu. We had mussel soup (Yes, seafood soup again!) and corned beef and cabbage. We then headed to the cigar terrace off of the Billiards Room, so you know who could have a cigar and cognac (pretty reminiscent of our wedding). Last stop of the evening, Prince of Wales Cocktail Bar for a night cap of an old fashioned for both Sam and ...
... in a bar to watch the Irish Rugby team defeat the French in Rugby World Cup 2015. Lots of cheering and a makeshift Irish Wave. Ireland's soccer team lost to the Polish team later that night; Not so much cheering. Our tour in Derry took us by a memorial to the 14 who were shot and killed by British soldiers in Derry on January, 1972. One of those killed was related to our local tour guide, Gavin. If you're old enough, you'll remember it as Bloody Sunday. ...
We awoke this morning to the sound of rain - not what we wanted, but it was expected. After a huge Irish breakfast we drove into town, diverting a km or so to "cross the border" into Eire to buy cheaper petrol. We arrived just in time to join the walking tour of Derry, which was really good value for money and most informative at £4 each. BUT it was bloody freezing. A free cup of coffee afterwards warmed us up though.
We walked the walls of Derry, which are ...
... and it flourished as a religious centre until Cromwell sacked it in 1647. At that time the towns people had taken sanctuary in the cathedral and Cromwells troops set it alight, burning to death around 1500 people it is believed. The roof and much of the interior was timber; the ruins we now see date from that time.
The round tower is the oldest of the building having been built just prior to it being handed over to the church or very shortly ...