Hello everyone...I'm slowly, but surely going to get all of this on here!
After we returned on the ferry from our overnite on Inishmor we headed to Roundstone. Got there around 10AM but not much was open. However, there was a pub open (sorry, I think it was called Mullen's) so we shared an Irish breakfast (since the "meanie" on Aran Islands wouldn't give us a proper breakfast send-off) & had a couple coffees. Looked like a very nice town and would love to go back sometime.
Then headed to Clifden. I had no idea that this area was so known for the "King" families...found that out from a nice young fellow at Joe Watey's bar on Inishmor. He said "you're going to see the name "King" all over the Clifden area. Well, again back to that darn book (McCarthy's Bar) and never passing a bar with your name on it without having a drink. LOL Had a few in Clifden and it's a good thing that it was the "slower season" or I would have had more. Had a nice pub lunch at E.J.King's and then had to go shopping to buy another windbreaker jacket because my Nautica jacket was now to the point of simply "absorbing all the rain"...oh that weather!
And because of the weather we had to stay the night in Clifden....instead of continuing onto to Westport as I had planned. Just didn't want to make the drive on "Sky Road" in the pounding rain...and after driving Sky Road (the next morning) so GLAD we waited. My oh my...that drive is almost as scary as Dingle's Slea Head! But oh so beautiful. We stopped at a beach and had fun collecting sea shells. So unusual the shells are...shaped like little cone hats...have never seen shells like this in Florida, nor anywhere in the Caribbean.
Well, we made it to Claddaghduff the entrance to "OMEY ISLAND"...saga to be continued on next post...you must now wait in suspense.... LOL