An Island of Stone
Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
173Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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Once on the island we got on a van that tours around the island and the driver points out what's interesting about the history of the people who lived there. The fort that we came to see is called Dun Aonghasa (dun-ang-guss)? It was about a 10min walk from the visitor centre and cost 3 euro. The only thing really left of the fort is the outer walls which make a semi circle, with each end stopping at a 200ft cliff
When we got back to the mainland we just drove as far as we could before we decided to stop for the night which turned out to be a nice little town called Kinvarra. We stayed at a nice B&B and took in some pubs filled with very nice and funny locals. We enjoyed listening to the locals in the pub discuss the best way to catch a magpie (this conversation was hilarious for us, it was
one of those genuinely Irish pub type conversations that you can't get on a tour or pay for). Apparently you should use a thing called a Larson trap, and the lady involved in this conversation figured she needed one to catch herself a man.