Day 8 - Co: GAL, MAY & SLI

Trip Start Aug 22, 2009
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Trip End Apr 07, 2010


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Flag of Ireland  , County Sligo,
Friday, January 22, 2010

we had a very filling breakfast in the morning provided by the hostel and left a little bit later than usual with the other girl who was staying there (we gave her a lift back to westport so she didn't have to catch 8 hours of buses just to get 1 hour up the road!) we drove the scenic route back to westport through doo lough pass and stopped at the national famine monument at croagh patrick - the mountain that st patrick spent 40 days on fasting. we dropped the girl off in westport and kept driving up to achill island again taking the scenic route. we stopped for a long lunch in a pub in achill sound where the pub owner told us all the things we should do on achill island, he also told us it would take 5 hours to drive to sligo, our stop for the night, so we decided to cut out a bit of stuff on the island. we drove to a beach which he said was an hour away, we got there in under 10 minutes. so then we started wondering if 5 hours to sligo was a bit of an exageration! when we got back on the road i rang a hostel in sligo, he said it would be a 3 hour drive from ballina (a town 60km away from where we were) to sligo, we got from achill island to sligo in 2 and a half hours along a pretty coast road, didn't speed, but aparently people in the west are very slow drivers! sligo was nice, we had a drink and then went to the movies!
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