Ballaghboy Lodge Farm
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This morning I saw the lovely Margaret off to her business meeting (the reason for this trip) and headed off for a drive around Lough Gill. Although there was misty rain it in no way detracted from the stunning scenery. My first stop was a Holy Well at Tobernalt and the silence in the forest was cathedral like. Obviously a popular spot with pilgrims there were the remains of many candles that had been lit ...
... min drive along the N17. The hotel is set in pleasant grounds with beds of brightly coloured begonias. It is a busy hub for local conferences and the restaurant and bar are well patronised. There is also a leisure centre that was available for our use. I swam as much as the frozen shoulder would allow and then chilled out in the 'jacuzzi'. Very refreshing.
We ate chicken burgers in the hotel and ...
Drumcliffe church, where WB Yeats was brought back fromFrance and buried.
A drive to the Atlantic shores, past Classiebawn Castle Mullaghmore Ireland.
To North Ireland to tour Belleek Pottery manufacturers then lunch in Donegal.
Queen Maeve's Tomb
This enormous cairn atop Knocknarea is 55 meters in diameter by 10 meters high. Folklore says it was built for the mythical Iron Age Queen Maeve, and ...
8:45 am start Tea and scones on the River Shannon, with live music. Free time in Sligo Ireland for some sights and shopping. Then to Sligo Park Hotel. Had a sandwich picnic for supper in the center yard that had picnic tables and a gazebo. SIGHTS: Boyle Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, once used as a military garrison. Sleeping at Sligo Park ...
Had a sleep in after our walk in the early hours, it is a very comfortable bed. Did a 1/2hr skype with Sher, unfortunately Charlotte was in bed, Sher kept up dating Kevin on the rugby between NZ and SA. (Now he can't remember the score, but NZ won). Self catering here, so I had kippers for breakfast and Kevin had bacon and saus, with his eggs. It was a case of having to spruce my hair with a bit of colour, so Kevin washed our very dirty car. He ...