Shamrock Inn Hotel
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... I sat there for quite a while. I wanted to go up on a little hill to look out, but there was a family there and I always get nervous intruding on a family. (Yep, even after a year of random hi's and friend, i still don't know what to do when I get to a family).
Eventually, I was wanting to see the view from there so much that I just didn't care anymore. So I went up there, and met the nicest German family!
We got ...
... 8217;s one for the record books! About an hour after Del had just settled in to the hotel – about her second cup of warm tea – Steve appeared (somewhat bedraggled) from the golf course, moaning about the terrible conditions! HE HAD ACTUALLY LEFT THE COURSE AFTER THE SIXTH HOLE. (This is not a typing error!)
After a yummy lunch in the pub though, Steve had second thoughts and ‘just wanted to drive back to the golf course’ to see if he could finish ...
... ridiculous pictures, and just being able to have some nice peaceful time was the highlight of the trip for me. We first visited the Galway Museum... which was... um, well, it was very good that it was free - let's just put it that way. It took us a total of about 10 minutes to tour the building. The University was surprisingly smaller than Limerick's campus, but there was a graduation going on so we didn't really do much exploring.
One of my favourite parts of ...
... some more after lunch and visited an ancient burial site that is dated to have been built sometime around 1500 B.C. Then we hiked to a more modern burial site, the local cemetery. Some of the graves were hundreds of years old and the most recent one I could find was from the 1970s. I don’t know if people are still buried on the Island, but based on the intense pride and love the local people have for it, I would assume there must be another gravesite somewhere.
Soon two ...
... it was 5:20 and we were expected at the Half Door B&B by 6:00. So we took off and only stopped once at a scenic overlook back to the pancake shaped mountains, also scoured smooth 10,000 years ago by the glaciers. We called Ann at the B&B to let her know we would be late and she said to take our time.
We got to Doolin about 6:15 and called Ann from the front entry. She gave us the combination to get in and bring in our bags and then ...