Wednesday  Ben Bulben and Clew Bay

Yesterday we travelled south to the town of Donegal to tour a local woollen store and loom facility. There was a feeding frenzy for Irish woollens and jewellery there and we were all treated to Irish coffee. We then continued to Mullaghmore for a view of Donegal Bay and the home of Mountbatten. We then went on to Belleek got a tour of the famous porcelain factory and another feeding frenzy for Irish porcelain. We had a delicious lunch of fish and chips that were bought on the street and eaten in an ancient pub. We then drove on through the romantic domain of WB Years via Drumcliffe . We continued into County Mayo to 13th Century Ballintubber Abbey which was built on the site of a church founded by St. Patrick in 641. We then continued on to Westport to stay at the Castlecourt Hotel in the heart of town. 

Drumcliffe site of WB Yeats’ grave

  

Country home of Lord Mountbatten (uncle of Prince Charles, assassinated by IRA)

 

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