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Ireland Attractions we are thinking about

Dec 4th, 2006, 02:11 PM
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China Cat,

He took us all those places (with the exception of the Basket Island Center) and went into great detail about them. Was your guy a retired cop?
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Dec 4th, 2006, 02:55 PM
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I agree wholeheartedly with historytraveler about Bervie. It is a fabulous place to stay. Outside the back door is a bit of lawn and you just go through a little blue gate and you are on the beach. Most of the rooms overlook the beach and mountains. It is a special place that you do not find in modern Ireland much any more. They do dinners there too but I ate at Achill Cliff House Hotel (walking distance) and had a fabulous early bird 3-course dinner. It was one of the best meals on my trip and I was there over a month. The banoffee pie was superb.
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Dec 4th, 2006, 03:02 PM
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mpkp, Just thought of another thing. Once you pass Roundstone you will see signs on your left for two beaches. Go to the second one -- Dog's Bay -- if the weather is good. What a lovely spot with a crescent beach and rocky Connemara landscape.
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Dec 5th, 2006, 05:41 AM
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We loved the Belleek Pottery tour-- its and interesting factory and through out the facility you can chat with the craftsmen/artists/workers. You can easily walk through out the town for a bite to eat or to take in the flavor of the North.
Our other favorite stops were just about anywhere in the West, from Galway to many of the locations you have planned. We particulary loved Kylemore Abbey (fantastic food in the commissary)on the drive from Clifden to Westport to Sligo. Good luck planning
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Dec 5th, 2006, 01:07 PM
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mpkp, If you plan on purchasing anything at Belleek ask to be directed to Collector's Corner where the sale items are. I got a lamp for 19 pounds last time. The full prices on other items are too much. I buy much of my Belleek on Ebay.
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Dec 5th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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We got some wonderful deals in Belleek as well. Will you spend some time in Donegal town? I loved it. See if you can see Ross Castle while you are in Killarney.
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Dec 8th, 2006, 08:16 PM
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seems to me that you have added an "extra" day...check your 26th...then the next day donegal...(which would be the 27th)...then on the 27th drive antrim via derry

unless you were thinking you could still make it to antrim that day...even for me (love to pack in the sights) that would not be enough time

for a time reference...from westport to donegal (st. john's point, not far from killybegs) we left at 9am...stops at carrowmore (we spent about an hour walking around the sight in a light misty rain,visit makes a nice compliment to newgrange/knowth...which in comparison takes 3-4 hours), drumcliff, belleek (if you want to see belleek it is on your way to donegal...we were there on a Sunday, no tour...just shopping and a boring movie...unless belleek lover...would skip), lunch, 30miles along lough erne to tully castle and back, and on to donegal...got to b&b around 6ish.

note...if staying at B&B's, they usually don't like you to check in too late (usually between 4-6)...be sure to inform if you plan on a late arrival

we did jaunting cart thru the gap...didn't want to walk it...you may be seeing this on your 3 day walk...so could skip jaunting cart

agree that glencolumbkille folk park village not much...but drive out is wonderful scenery...the history was important for us too...we picked up some great local music here.

really enjoyed dunluce castle...these are ruins...great views...could be a quick stop...would not skip

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