Ireland
County Sligo

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39 travelers at this place:

  • Day43

    Breakfast with a lovely sea view at Mount Edward Lodge Lissadel Grange in County Sligo, then drove to the Glencar Waterfall. As the weather had been dry for some time only the 15 metre high Glencar Waterfall was flowing. We walked the 230 metres from the car park and took a couple of photos. Then located the Bog road which we followed to the top of the escarpment about 500 metres above the lake. The road was mostly tarmac passing through a pine forest till a farm gate was reached at the top. The plateau was peat bog moor country with sheep. The road and areas beside the road showed clearly where the peat had been harvested. The peat was roughly 1.5 metres thick and it is wonderful to have seen it before it is all harvested. (Ireland has most of the peat in the world) There were spectacular views from the plateau which were unfortunately obscured by mist. Lunch on a seat near the car looking at Glencar Loch (lake) at the bottom of the bog (peat) road. Drove toward Portrush in Northern Ireland stopping at Mountcharles Pier and Killybegs both in County Donegal. Killybegs is a major Atlantic fishing port. We had drinks at the “Wee Bar” there. While driving we saw people harvesting and loading the harvested peat into their cars or stacking it to dry for collection at a later time. There were so many sheep and lambs on the roads completely ignoring traffic. Purchased petrol at Derry about 500 metres from the Londonderry Northern Ireland border and was asked if I wanted to pay in Euro or Sterling. (1.44 E or about 1.26 S). So many more cars and people in Northern Ireland compared to the Republic. The GPS took us right to Aaranmore Lodge B & B what a difference a full address makes. Walked to the harbour and a good sirloin steak for dinner in a pub.Read more

  • Day7

    Irish chicken in Sligo

    May 31, 2016 in Ireland

    I guess this is the chicken you get when you don't pump them full of hormones and steroids? What a disappointment. America will have to set this country straight. The weather has been wonderful, another disappointment, as we were prepared for typical Irish weather. The beach was beautiful, and I'm sure the golfing nearby is superb, however the wind was a bit brisk. Off to Galway!?

  • Day101

    Sligo on

    July 25, 2016 in Ireland

    Seem to have lost all transcripts from Glasgow to now. Going on to Galway. This area was severely hit by the Potato famine. Many families were evicted and the only choice was immigration. Faith in God was very strong. Knock people had a vision. Monsignor of area had a vision of airport to bring pilgrims. Provides life line in and out of area.

    The photos are of various places along the way to now. In Belfast the walls are frequently covered in graffiti art. They are a comment usually on the social and political situation in Ireland. Another is of the Belleek Pottery. The weather here has been wet the last few days and seems set to continue. My Australian travel companions are finding it quite cold, particularly those from up Cairns way!Read more

  • Day14

    Classiebawn

    September 1, 2015 in Ireland

    We made a brief stop at Mullaghmore and saw the castle called Classiebawn, home of Louis Mountbatten. Lord Mountbatten was the last British Viceroy of India, and the uncle of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. He was killed by an IRA bomb in his small motorboat while out fishing.

  • Day14

    Henry's Restaurant

    September 1, 2015 in Ireland

    We stopped for lunch at a place called Henry's Restaurant in Cashelgarran at about 1:00 pm. It took forever to be served. I don't think the staff was ready for us, even though we had ordered our meals in advance of our arrival. They are not ready for us, so they are hustling. I get moved to a second table, then to a third table, then get two entrees, one a full meal, and one the sandwich meal. After the meal several of us went out behind the restaurant to make photographs of the lovely hills, the sheep and the cattle.Read more

  • Day9

    Erlebnisse des Tages siehe Fotos.
    Abends noch in den einzigen Pub von Strandhill. Superstimmung und Livemusik, alles was man sich nach einem anstrengenden Tag von einem Pub Besuch erhofft.

  • Day9

    Cycling near Strandhill

    June 17 in Ireland

    After a nice lunch, we got on our bikes for a "short" 15 mile ride. My ebike made it a breeze!

    We finished that up with a 30 minute yoga session. My complete lack of flexibity and twingey ribs made that less than successful.

  • Day10

    Breakfast in Strandhill

    June 18 in Ireland

    Breakfast by the sea. Hotel breakfast was not as expansive as previous ones but the soda bread with jam was tasty.

    This is one of the two guides who are escorting us the entire way for the next few days. We feel like VIPs.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sligo, County Sligo, Sligeach

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