"The Hills" of Connemara
Trip Start May 21, 2007
26Trip End Jun 01, 2007
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This led us down (zoom into the map to see what the following means) N59 to R341, where we had a coffee and toured the grounds of Ballynahinch Castle, which is all about fishing and really neat.
Then it was back to N59 up through Clifden, and into Moyard. Here we stopped at Cottage Handcrafts, where Elisa got a Claddagh necklace and Josh finally got his much-wanted tweed cap (thanks Ken!). We proceeded to Connemara National Park, then left because living in the northwest makes us unimpressed with beautiful things, hehe.
We parked in the "car park" of Kylemore Abby and had a picnic that included some store-bought Irish soda bread. Hmmm.
The view was amazing, but we didn't bother with the tour, as it was €12 each and our guide book said it's a letdown for the price. After lunch we bounced on peat bogs... so cool!
We stood 15 feet apart and one of us jumped, and the other could not only feel it, but we could see the vibration moving across the ground! Like Jello!
It was so beautiful, and we saw so many sheep today.
We returned to the B&B for coffee and now we're updating our blog. Tonight we'll probably eat something. And drink more Guinness.
Tomorrow we begin moving south, next stop being Dingle town, with lots to see along the way. Stay tuned!