Westport Plaza Hotel
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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... saw Our Lady (Mary, Jesus' mother) in 1879 on the back wall of the church. It was my first visit to a Marian apparition sight. Today we visited Croagh Patrick, a mountain that tradition says that St Patrick had a 40 day retreat on the summit in the 400s. It was raining, windy and cold so we didn't climb it. This evening we went to a performance of Handel's Messiah. Such beautiful music! I travel to Dublin tomorrow and fly home on ...
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 ...
... in our room before the sun set at about 7.20. I worked out why the hotel was modestly priced for what it offered when we looked out our window. Across the road is a verdant necropolis, complete with a 3 metre high Calvary scene. Talk about ideas for the garden! While Pol had her hair done, I retraced our way into town. I had glimpsed what I thought was the elusive Our Lady of the Roundabout. It was a large statue of Our Lady of the terrace houses. The monument was built beside a row ...
... br> The cliffs surrounding the light are beautiful and well worth the drive. The best part was that there were almost no other visitors and the car park doesn't even have places for buses! A very cute local lady gave us the Cook's tour of the light and suggested a walking route around the cliffs. A highly worthwhile 90 minutes.
Historical note: the light was used during WW II as an aid for aircraft coming from the USA ...
... us as they may well have done centuries ago, I could have become very soggy or burnt to a cinder, nasty!
There are three priories in or close to Adare and a huge manor house that is now a luxury hotel that we certainly didn’t stay at. At the Trinitarian Priory there is a stone dove cote where the friars used to raise pigeons for food. Stone dove cotes are very uncommon.
We drove on down to Kilmallock and had a walk around that town. There ...