Travel Blogs from Foxford
A big feed of black pudding on Patrick's Day at Kelly's Kitchen ......followed by a view of the Newport parade afterwards.
This was our second visit to Newport and to Kelly's Kitchen, which is at the top of the main street. Next door ...
... the time off, no bother. Said and done; with absolutely no time to spare I booked my trip to Tanzania. I will be doing medical volunteer work for 5 weeks with International Volunteer HeadQuarter, IVHQ.
I am childishly excited about this and equally freaked out that I will mess things up royally and be the most stupid person to ever set foot in Arusha. An achievement in it self I suppose. Anyways, join me in my adventure on the blog or on Twitter (msJoCed)
... past Drumcliff, where poet W.B Yeats is buried.
Drove out to Streedagh Beach, where 3 ships of the Spanish Armada were wrecked in 1588.
On into Sligo, and walked around the town, dodging rain.
Camped at The Beach Bar at Aughris Head, a really old fashioned thatched pub at a very wind-blown beach. Not a palm tree or deck chair in sight, but great Guinness stew for ...
... 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 ...
... was due to bad winter storms.
An unusual attraction is the one we saw at Birr Castle. This is an 1840 giant telescope, it was the largest in the world at the time it was built and for a further 5 years. The walls that support the mechanism are built in stone to compliment the nearly castle, however apart from the iron and steel to move the thing around most of the rest is wooden including the tube. This has a slight barrel shape and is put together ...