We've already mentioned that Westport is a great base for exploring but what of the town itself? Bustling, vibrant, colorful, cultural, and steeped in history (especially that of a certain Pirate Queen), Westport has charming restaurants dotted throughout the town and a varied pub scene catering for all tastes.
The best way to learn about all of this is by taking the free @westportwalkingtours. After that, you'll likely sign right up for the pub tour (local craft beers, poitin, whiskey and turf fires) or food tour (local honey, handmade chocolate,traditional home cooked Irish dishes, and topped off with hand made ice-cream) to get to know the town a little better. In case you haven't already guessed, we recommend at least 2 nights in Westport!
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Here’s a few of my favourite screen grabs from last weekends adventures before golden hour. I’m excited to share these visuals with you soon. Without a doubt my favourite flight so far 🏰🚁😍
Dunguaire Castle is a 16th-century tower house on the southeastern shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. The name derives from the Dun of King Guaire, the legendary king of Connacht.
The castle's 75-foot tower and it's defensive wall have been restored, and the grounds are open to tourists during the summer.
Will you add this to your bucket list? 💚
I have seen this sculpture a few times on feeds and didn’t really want to post it too. However, before I went to the park, I didn't know what it meant, outside of the ‘bogeyman’. It's called 'The Ferryman's End', but it does not literally refer to sailing of any sort, but metaphorically refers to 'burnout', a condition that has risen so much in the last few years, that some countries have diagnosed as a serious disease. To quote "Burnout brings with it the sense of losing touch (ie. of connectivity with everyday world, personal and general). At burnout, an individual senses loss of realness, of identity and of energy which in turn results in depression and unhappiness"). There have been some circumstances in my life which have brought me close to it, but I always 're-find' myself in nature. I am always in awe of what Earth is and I know for sure that we were all created to coexist live happy together. The sculpture is not easy to shoot so zoomed in, so I used again Huawei P40 Pro and its zoom feature – more info in my stories. You can still enter your photo into Next Image Competition. Details in Bio.
Sharing a photo that makes me feel calm because @delta cancelled my flight home (which was still two months away) and I just want to be able to see my family, hug my dog and be there for my best friend on her wedding day. 😩
On a positive note, if there are any Americans in Ireland reading this, I highly recommend joining the ‘Americans living in Ireland’ Facebook group. I posted in there this morning about my frustrations and have since received nearly 60+ comments of advice, support and stories from people also going through the same thing right now or who have been able to travel home successfully. (They are also great at sharing when they find American goodies in shops like Goldfish or Kraft Mac & Cheese. 🙃)
Now time for a big glass of wine as I strategically try to find a flight that won’t be cancelled. 💃🏼