Your feet will take you where your heart is WESTERN IRELAND 2016
It had been 19 years since I last set foot in Ireland.
I was 18 then and it was my first time traveling abroad. That trip forever changed my perspective on the world which, in turn, altered the course of my life. I am a different man now; married, settled down, and hoping to start a family.
The rental company brought us a much nicer car after our initial trouble with the one that got us to Galway. But after hitting a pothole on on our way to Ashford Castle, I noticed a bulge in the tire of the new car. We were just outside the castle so we stopped there anyway.
We arrived at Achill Island and went straight to our B&B, the Bervie, which was an old coastguard station right on the beach named Keel Strand.
Céide Fields is an ancient site with 5,000 year-old stone walls that have been buried by the bog. Modern farmers discovered them and some have been uncovered and studied. They reveal a sophisticated civilization that divvied up the land and shared resources. The ancient people who made these walls might also be responsible for burning the forests which eventually created the bogs.
Driving Around Erris
We stumbled upon this art piece made to look like a neolithic site out of the stones covering the ground.
A Brief Night in Sligo
We only spent a few hours in Sligo. We purposely arrived late and left early.
We drove to the area and found the old well on our second pass along the road.