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Today's scheduled road trip was a two and a half our car journey that would start from Ashford Castle and end at the Lough Eske Castle in County Donegal.  Donegal is in Northern Ireland geographically but in the south politically.  Donegal is a landscaped dotted with mountains and large seaside cliff's separated by rolling hills of green.  It is also the birthplace of Irish tweed and the final resting place of irish poet Y B Yeats. Out trip north started with an unscheduled stop in the town of Knock, which...
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Today was our second and final day at Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland  The day provided the best weather  yet - a real summer day with lots of sunshine and warm weather.  There were a few sprinkles as predicted but they were few and far between.  The day started with a boat cruise on Lough Corrib to view the Connemara Mountains and also  a full view of the castle from the water.  In the afternoon we set off for a car drive in the Irish countryside to visit the...
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Today started with a three hour drive clear across the center of Ireland.  We started our trip from Dublin and finished in Cong in County Mayo.  Cong is one of the loveliest small villages in Ireland (the famous John Wayne movie "the Quiet Man" was filmed here) and it is also home of Ireland's oldest castle.  The Ashford Castle was built in the 12th century and now serves as beautiful hotel and it...
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