Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sheen Falls and the Burren

We lucky ducks got to stay at this former country estate converted into a lovely hotel near the Bay of Kenmare. The views from the hotel were spectacular. It was a real special respite.

Along the way we stopped at The Burren, which is a striated landscape of limestone. We trekked down the rocks to the oceans edge. The terrain was rough. I am always amazed that vegetation finds a way to set roots among such a rocky outcropping.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Arriving at the Connemara golf course, we discovered a Golf Digest tournament.  We should have had our heads examined (but feared what they might find there) so instead, we participated. Susan did well. She was invited for the second round...in September. For me, the wind did well.

Afterward, on our drive through the town of Connemara, the Millar's shop was spotted. Photo op it was and so we stopped. We also discovered Connemara marble and managed to drop a few bucks on jewelry. YEAH!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Ballynahinch Castle

It was really very fun to stay in an old (by someone's definition) castle. The accommodations were truly nice. We had a room with a view of the Owenmore River. This place really made us feel like we were in Oregon. We walked the grounds and got views of the buildings from many different angles.

Dinner was served nightly at the restaurant in the hotel but we always started with cocktails in the Castle Pub and then after dinner we participated in the Irish sing along there as well. Lots of fun here!