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Aug 8, 2019 - Ireland - County Mayo and Sligo

After heading into Westport for some breakfast and souvenir shopping we visited nearby Newport and the ruins of the 1470-built Burrishoole Abbey. As the sky was blue the place didn't look too spooky even though there were lots of old uneven graves and headstones. Apparently Grace Kelly's (the actress and former Princess of Monaco) ancestral home was near Newport as her Grandfather was Irish. While driving to Achill Island (Ireland's largest island - there is a bridge to get to it) we learnt about the Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley who was...

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Jun 15, 2019 - Sligo

We woke up to rain again but by the time we got to the Cliffs of Moher the sky had cleared to a beautiful blue with white, puffy clouds. The Cliffs rise 702 feet high at the highest point and range 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. From the Cliffs you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. The Cliffs are named for the ruined promontory fort “Mothar” which was demolished during the Napoleonic wars to make room for a signal tower at Hag’s Head. They were formed about 320 million years ago. We stopped...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Day 17

We took it quietly today. We explored the centre of Galway this morning. I think the Irish drowned their sorrows losing the rugby to Australia yesterday as the rubbish in the streets was incredible. They say Australians like to drink but I’d have to say the Irish would have to be on par. They like a Guiness...... or 20 𯘆 We then drove a couple of hours up the road to a township called Sligo where we will stay the night. Had a wander around the pretty little township this afternoon and I can say I can go home a happy girl as we found some...

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The PJs On Tour

May 19, 2018 - Sligo

Londonderry is a very interesting city in Northern Ireland, Britain. Not part of the republic and they still have religious issues today between the catholic and Protestants even though the peace treaty was arranged 20 years ago. Northern Ireland uses £s and the Republic uses € they still have a soft border at the moment and from chatting to locals most say they don’t want a hard border. Very interesting conflicts !! Heading to the west coast to a place called Donegal founded by the Vikings it’s a small quaint little town where we enjoyed...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Jul 22, 2016 - Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Galway - Knock - Sligo

We had another fabulous day today. We left Limerick and our lovely hotel (the Clarion) and drove to the Cliffs of Moher. We got there early and beat the rush of tourist coaches so we had the cliff top largely to ourselves. The Cliffs rise 203 metres above the Atlantic Ocean and they were magnificent. Mum had a little bit of asthma so couldn't make the walk but Michael and I walked up to the top and the views were spectacular. I'm sure no photos will do justice to the sheer size of them. From there we went to Galway for a lunch stop. We had...

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Willos UK Trip

May 25, 2015 - Ireland!

"Drive handy!" That was the advice given to us by the shuttle driver from the car rental place. And drive handy (slow) we did - I think dad would now testify that driving on the wrong side of the road is harder than it looks. Nevertheless, after a near accident or two we made it up to Sligo, on the northwestern coast, in what seemed like nearly twice the time google maps said we should have after detouring by the beautiful cliffs of moher. At the recommendation of a relative we ended up staying at a bed and breakfast that is so...

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Sep 13, 2014 - Day 25 - Longford to Sligo

Checked the mileage last night and we have done 2873 kilometres since we collected the car on 27th August. Amazing really. Awake early this morning and it was very foggy so I decided not to walk. We are in a rural area and I didn't want to take a chance of being run over. It was a bit chilly as well so wasn't sure about getting out there in my shorts. Made a cup of tea and went back to bed to read for a while. Had a shower about 7.30 and then our host, Reine, decided she should take us for a drive to see some of the countryside. Not sure...

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Oct 4, 2013 - Scotland 1

Edinburgh is beautiful. Our hotel is new type European in an old building. Very cool. The castle was gorgeous. So big and the views are so great!! Walked around town; lots of wool!! Found an absolutely cute restaurant and had a the best meal--cheese crusted cod, along with a mini-wine tasting!!

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Oct 4, 2013 - Last days in Ireland

Left Sligo for Tullomore Dew checking on Irish whiskey. Then on to stay outside Dublin. Found a great small hotel where we ran into some French tourists. Tried my French. I am a little rusty. On to Dublin where we met up with Nancy, Jason, and Maryann, my trip mates for the rest of Europe. Went to Guiness Storehouse and up to the Gravity Bar where you can see the whole of Dublin. Remarkable! Best Guiness I've ever had. Sad-- I have to say goodbye to Jeff for month.

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Oct 1, 2013 - West coast Ireland

Long drive to Sligo. Jeff has a cold now. And you know what it's like when a guy is sick. Sligo is nice, hotel is great. Stayed at the Glass House Hotel. So our room had lots of windows with a view of the window. Everything is close, good restaurant nearby--Swagmans. While eating we were entertained with a fight outside pub across the street. Next day we went thru Westport on the way to Clifdon. Both places were awesome!! We went through the Irish National Park. Countryside was beautiful!! Coastal town - gorgeous. Next time I would stay a...

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Aug 3, 2011 - Sligo

Hello from the Emerald Isle. Bit of a short entry today as the INet cafe closes in a few minutes. We spent three days in Dublin (mild battles with the jet lag) before journeying west and north. First stop was Sligo where we visited a couple megalithic sites: primarily burial sites. They were built between 6,000 BC and 2,500 BC. Carrowmore being the largest such in Europe. The Emerald Isle is indeed that; the green to be seen is amazingly verdant. The Irish people are very friendly, cheerful and helpful. The Irish tourist offices are about...

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Oct 13, 2010 - Northern Ireland

This morning we had another Maccas breakfast and continued our journey north. Our first stop was at The Glens of Antrim, which lie roughly east of an imaginary line drawn between Ballycastle and Ballymena. We arrived early with barely a sole in sight, and followed the path leading to the waterfalls. The walk was very pleasant and green, with many tall trees and plants surrounding us. We arrived at a small waterfall but didn't continue the track to the large one because we didn't have enough time. However we spent a bit of time taking photos...

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