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 will be our home for the next two nights before we head to Donegal in northern Ireland. We hope to explore much of this area during our stay.