Lough Fadda

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  • Day10

    Ballynahinch Castle

    June 3, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We arrived at the castle today. One of the things I've been anticipating most. It did not disappoint. It's famous for it's Salmon fishing, but it absolutely georgous! I wish we could have stayed longer, but it was a bank Holiday weekend and so they were booked up the rest of the weekend. We will have to plan out next trip with better There are several walks aroung the grounds you can do. The one we did today was a couple of hours. There are two others we will give a go at tomorrow. This part of the country almost felt like we were back in Colorado. I think I found the identiy of my ghost here. :) We also got to meet some locals. Our room is below and was on the lower corner.Read more

  • Day18

    Kylemore Abbey and Gardens

    August 25, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Kylemore abbey is still a fully working abbey. Until 2010 the abbey was used as a school. In the early 1920s, nuns from Belgium, who lost the abbey during the Ypres battle during the WWI, bought the castle and turned it into an abbey. Today it is together with the gardens one of the main tourist attractions of the area. But it was a rich businessman from Manchester, who built the castle in the 1880s. He had to sell the castle because of gambling.Read more

  • Day18

    Marconi Wireless Station

    August 25, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    This is the place, where the first trans-atlantic wireless service was established in 1907 and went on on a regular basis until 1917. It was destroyed during the Irish Civil War in 1922. On the same spot, Captain John Alkock and Leutenant Arthur Brown made an unplanned landing during the first non-stop trans-atlantic flight from Newfoundland.Read more

  • Day17


    August 24, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Clifden is the main town in Connemara. Rain was pouring while we were there. Good and nice shops in town, luckily, even an excellent tiny bookshop !

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