Wednesday, Aug. 21st – 9 days left!
Today we got an early start, tis true! Driving to Sligo we passed by Knock, made famous in 1879 by the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John appearing against the south gable of this tiny town’s church. The countryside here is lush, people appear to be better off in this area, with larger farms, nicer houses and plenty of livestock.
A slight detour to go back in time to 5,000 BC took us to Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetary. The largest found burial sight in Ireland. Awesome!
Having lunch in Sligo means we’re eating in a pub which was probably frequented by Yeats, as it is the oldest in Sligo, Hargadon Bros Pub- awesome lunch!
A quick stop to see a 15 min video on Yeats and on to see his grave site in Drumcliffe.
Belleek Pottery is well worth a stop. Did you know they make all the pottety they sell around the world here in Belleek and it is still hand made and painted? Yes, I did buy my Christmas ornament there! A snowman carrying an umbrella, how fitting!!!
Donegal has a castle in the middle of town. We missed the tour, but wandered the town with delight. I talked Brian into purchasing a taupe houndstooth jacket which he promptly wore around town while I carried his other jacket! Lol!!!
Arrived in Derry and our hotel is within the walled city. We walked down to the lake to eat at The Custom House. Wine choices – Australian, California and Chile. Settled on Californian out of fear that Yellowtail set the standard! It was a great meal. Every store, business, pub and restaurant were closed on our way down the hill, I hope it’s safe to walk back up!!!