Category: Republic of Ireland

Greencastle

Yep there is a castle (well castle remains) and it is green (covered in green ivy!).  Really only stopped here as we knew Derry (where we were heading) was expensive and we were going to be stuck there due to weather for a week,… Continue Reading “Greencastle”

Tory Island

Delightful – the sun is back, and what a place for it to shine.  This small island on the Northern coast.  We arrived nice and early as it wasn’t a long sail and then took off on foot to explore the island (around 5… Continue Reading “Tory Island”

Burtonport & Aran Road

Achill Sound

You spin me right round baby right round, like a record baby right round !! After setting off from Clew Bay we had two plans depending on the swell and wind we met once outside the shelter of the bay.  We soon decided to… Continue Reading “Achill Sound”

Clew Bay

The nearest place to take the boat to Westport was to Rosmoney in Clew Bay.  This left a nice 8km walk into town for us. An enjoyable walk along quiet roads brought us into the town and we enjoyed an afternoon in the pub… Continue Reading “Clew Bay”

Inishturk

This gets my vote for most favourite place so far…I wonder how many times I will say that whilst on this adventure? Anyway being my favourite so far I found it hard to pick which pictures to include, therefore not a lot of text… Continue Reading “Inishturk”

Diamond Hill – Letterfrack (Fahy Bay)

Near Letterfrack, when I say near Letterfrack I mean no-where near, unlike Phil who assured me we can easily walk into town from the boat.  An hour and a bit later we gave up and headed back to the boat, in his defense we… Continue Reading “Diamond Hill – Letterfrack (Fahy Bay)”

Inishboffin

Hold onto your hat . . . I am not kidding when I tell you beer testing it’s an actual job!!  Yes it’s really true and we met two gents who fulfil that role out on this stunning little island on the west coast… Continue Reading “Inishboffin”

Clifton

Sailing north in a small weather window before more wind/storms arrived we made it to Clifden before hunkering down on the floating mooring buoy for a day whilst it lashed a force 8 outside.  Filled the day in reading, watching movies on the laptop… Continue Reading “Clifton”

Galway

With plenty to occupy us in this old city it wasn’t a chore to stay two weeks avoiding rough seas and more unsettled weather.  The first weekend we enjoyed the annual ultra triathlon (3.8km swim, 180km bike ride & finish off with a cool… Continue Reading “Galway”