County Sligo

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  • Day3

    Ireland Beach Style

    September 14 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Auch hier gibt es Strände und irgendwelche Verrückte die bei 17° C im Neopren Wellenreiten. Brrrr. Sch***skalt.
    Landeinwärts sehen wir den Ben Bulben der dem Tafelberg in Südafrika sehr ähnlich sieht.

  • Day31


    August 4 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Dimanche, 4 août 2019
    Hier soir, nous avions de nouveau la mer des deux côtés pour dormir. Nous retournons ce matin jusqu'au phare de Blacksod. Des panneaux y expliquent le rôle qu'a joué le gardien du phare et observateur de météo, pour le d-day. Ensuite nous attendent 90min. de trajet que notre cc a déjà fait une fois. A Ballina nous reprenons le Wild Atlantic Way. Inishcrone est une station balnéaire très fréquentée avec peu de places de stationnement pour cc. C’est différent à Easky Pier, bien plus sauvage, où de nombreux surfeurs se sont installés avec tentes, caravanes ou cc dans les abords de la plage. Nous aussi, nous trouvons un bel emplacement pour notre pause-dîner. C’est juste encore un peu trop tôt pour dormir, mais l'endroit y conviendrait bien. Nous avons encore prévu un “sommet" pour cet après-midi, le Knochnaree, mais une véritable pluie nous oblige, à plutôt chercher un camping. Le Strandhill Caravan & Camping Park nous hébergera pour une nuit. Une pizza au Strand Bar, cale notre faim. Ce pub à l'ancienne est archiplein et affiche “live music", mais c'est du contemporain, nous on aimerait bien trouver de la musique irlandaise. Nous avons utilisé ce soir, pour la première fois ces vacances, nos parapluies.Read more

  • Day16


    June 22 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Nach einem kurzen Lunchstopp in Balina erreichen wir Sligo. Wir ruhen uns etwas aus und machen uns für die Stadt und die Pubs bereit...
    In einer Bar am Fluss gibt's Livemusik und wir nehmen einen Drink. Auf der Suche nach Essen werden wir Hooked on Sligo fündig. Dann suchen wir einen Pub mit traditioneller irischer Musik. In Sligo gibt es eine Webseite, auf der alle Pubs verzeichnet sind, und wer dort spielt - wir landen im Foleys. Dort ist eine Jam Session, wir finden einen tollen Platz auf einer Bank. Dort kommen wir ins Gespräch mit Margret und ihrem Bruder Anthon. Wir vergessen die Musiker und unterhalten uns über Gott und die Welt. Anthon hat 11 Jahre in Kanada gelebt und gibt uns tolle Tipps über Nova Scotia und Neufundland. Es war ein toller Abend.Read more

  • Day17


    June 23 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Beinahe wären wir fast vorbei gefahren: dem berühmten keltischen Hochkreuz, dem Rundturm, der zu den Resten eines Klosters aus dem 6. Jahrhundert gehört, und dem Grab von W. B. Yates.
    Trotz des bedeckten Himmels, finde ich die Fotos ganz schön.

  • Day14


    September 1, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 54 °F

    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

  • Day6

    Drumcliff, Tomb of Yeats

    September 5 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today is definitely the day with the best weather so far, but unfortunately it's also the one with the fewest sightseeing stops. On our way to Kellerkenny (where we will overnight) we quickly stop at Drumcliff, a small town among the green Irish mountains.

    The name of this place might not say anything (at least it doesn't to me), but it's actually quite an important one: here stands a beautiful gothic church surrounded by a cemetery. And this graveyard hosts the tomb of the famous Irish poet W. B. Yeats. Quite surprisingly, his grave is not a prominent one: it just has a stone similar to a the others and no flowers, plants or even grass before it!Read more

  • Day7

    Irish chicken in Sligo

    May 31, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 55 °F

    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!?Read more

  • Day101

    Sligo on

    July 25, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    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!
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  • Day43

    Waterfall & Peat day 43 Mon 4 Jun 2018

    June 4, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    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

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sligo, County Sligo, Sligeach

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