This is part of the seventeenth section of our
around the world trip.
Complete Trip Overview & Map
Coming from the United
Kingdom or read our
previous visit to Ireland
22/5/11 It is our daughters boyfriend's 30th birthday tomorrow Irish time, today Australian time, and he likes pretty much everything Irish, so we made the supreme sacrifice tonight and went to a music pub to get a birthday wish from the musicians.They were happy to sing Shane a local Irish folk song, wish him a happy birthday and we were happy to drink a couple of Guinness in celebration. We videoed the folk song but it was too large to send, so, we chose to upload it onto You Tube, here, and send Shane the link. Happy 30th birthday Shane.
23/5/11 After the
supreme sacrifices we made last night to our
daughters boyfriend's long distance enjoyment of his 30th birthday we
took a slow start to today. The wind howled about our coastal hostel as
we sat catching up on the usual travel jobs of internet and planning.
An afternoon walk along the waterfront had us windblown and sandblasted
till we reached the Great Northern Hotel, on the golf course, for a
coffee. All ferries to the island
had been cancelled and the Iceland volcanic dust cloud threatened air
travel again, even Barak Obama on his visit had difficulty with the
strong winds, buffeting his helicopter.
24/5/11 A better day, weather wise, sunny but still windy as we
took a walk in the other direction, westwards, again along the headland
cliffs, resting on the spongy grass out of the wind. The hostel are
staying at takes groups of school children for adventure schooling,
surfing, abseiling and hiking, but the
last two days the weather has
been too rough, even for Irish children, so the hostel was empty,
thankfully, except for a couple of travellers.
25/5/11 Trees were down and leaves strewn about streets as we
passed through towns northward through Donegal and Lifford and again
the borderless border to Northern Ireland with only the roadsigns to
tell of the change, km's/hr to miles/hr.
You can now move onto the United Kingdom
or go to our next visit to Ireland
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