Day 4 Part 1: Connemara and County Mayo
I intended to post this yesterday, but it turned into another day in the ER with Mr. Eli. His cast was causing him major discomfort, and of course, it was a holiday, so we got a chance to spend the day with a million other sick and injured children in the germ tube...whew...what a day! He's doing good now- new cast, and hopefully he'll be getting it off on Monday. Yay!
So, here we go with day 4 part 1
The coolest part of our morning, was stumbling across (in my case jumping across) the Quiet Man Bridge.
This bridge was in a beginning scene of the movie The Quiet Man, featuring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. I've always had a special place in my heart for the Duke, so this was especially cool :)
This is the view to th e West of the bridge...gorgeous...
My mom and I both agreed that this part of Ireland was THE most beautiful, from what we had seen. Connemara and County Mayo. The scenery became more rugged, the people became kinder, but it definitely got colder!! I think you can see this in the way we are huddling with each other in the picture :) The water behind us is Lough Corrib.
The Maumturk Mountains.
A very rugged sheep, but so handsome. Oh how I coveted his wool...
The next post, will be Day 4, part 2...Ashford Castle!!!! We're off to the park :)