Ireland
County Sligo

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  • 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!?Read more

  • 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!
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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

  • Day14

    Rosses Point, Irland

    September 24, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Nach einer durchfrorenen Nacht passierten wir den Doo Lough Pass und fuhren an der Clew Bay entlang, die von hunderten kleiner Inseln getupft ist, die aussehen als wären sie im Meer ertrunken. Spontan entschieden wir uns eine im Reiseführer empfohlene Wanderung auf Achill Island zu machen.

    Die Wanderung führte auf den Croaghaun, welcher mit 688 m der zweihöchtste Gipfel der kleinen Insel ist. Die Strecke wurde als anspruchsvoll deklariert, war lediglich bei gutem Wetter und ohne Höhenangst möglich und ein Kompass war obligatorisch. Zum Glück hatte Tobi diesen bekommen.

    Also folgten wir den Anweisungen und starteten vom Parkplatz aus Richtung Norden. Leider war uns nicht ganz klar was mit der Anweisung "bis der Bergrücken in Gänze zu sehen ist" gemeint war. Da leider auch keinerlei Weg erkennbar war, entschieden wir uns einfach irgendwo den Bergrücken zu erklimmen. Mit drei Verschnaufpausen und 200er Puls erreichten wir den besagten Rücken endlich und konnten den Anweisungen den Reiseführers weiter folgen.

    Die Strapazen wurden durch einen atemberaubenden Ausblick von den steilen Klippen aufs Meer belohnt. Auf dem Gipfel des Berges angekommen hatten wir das Gefühl diese Klippen sind mit über 600 m die Oma der Cliffs of Moher ;) Diese Tour war bislang das Highlight unserer Reise!

    # Funfact am Rande: Der Ausdruck Boykott stammt ebenfalls aus Irland. Er geht auf den Captain Boykott zurück, der ein so verhasster Landlord war, das ihn die Leute schlichtweg ignorierten/ boykottieren.

    Um noch etwas Strecke hinter uns zu bringen fuhren wir zielstrebig nach Sligo zu unserem nächsten Schlafplatz am Rosses Point.
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  • Day14

    Classiebawn

    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

  • Day9

    Cycling near Strandhill

    June 17, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    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.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Sligo, County Sligo, Sligeach

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