Today was made for sightseeing along the way from Donegal to Galway. We ate yet another excellent Irish breakfast and were on our way. We enjoyed passing through the little coastal town of Mullaghmore, then headed around the tip of the peninsula to enjoy breathtaking views of Donegal Bay. Directly across the bay from Mullaghmore lies the little hamlet of Tullymore, the setting for the charming and delightfully funny movie, 'Waking Ned Devine.' The coastal route up here is also considered to be part of the 'Wild Atlantic Way.'
Delicious and Hearty Irish Breakfast
Mullaghmore Castle (private residence, not open to the public)
We arrived at Drumcliffe where we visited Drumcliffe Parish Church where W.B. Yeats (Irish poet, playwright) is laid to rest.
This beautiful Celtic High Cross (11th C.) is all that remains of the original monastery (6th C.)
Doors of Ireland
Not 100% on this, but I think this is Benbulben Mountain in the Sligo area...
We finally arrived at our Galway lodging, Fox B&B, where we would stay two nights. Our hosts were absolutely delightful and hung out and chatted with us for almost an hour. It's located in a lovely area just outside of Galway, surrounded by farmland, and even had a castle (Castle Clunacauneen) in the quiet neighborhood, where you could actually go inside and have a drink. The first evening, we strolled a two mile circuit through the neighborhood, enjoying the lows of the cattle and the occasional barking dog. We were again fortunate to have another day of pleasant, mostly sunny weather.
Nice weather for an evening stroll
Peeking through the stone farm walls
On our second night, we enjoyed the dining and night life in Galway.
Our first Guinness in country (we were just building the anticipation .)
The food was sooo good here!
Lamb. Melt in your mouth.
Seafood Stew. It was all so yum!
Galway night life is fun life!
Next up: Dunguaire, Cliffs of Moher, More Wild Atlantic Way