Blogs from Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Galway » Letterfrack June 18th 2009

Yes Virginia, there is a Letterfrack: According to Wikipedia: 'Letterfrack (Leitir Fraic in Irish from Leitir meaning rough hillside and perhaps from the Old Irish word Fraig meaning woman or fraoch meaning heather) is a small village in Connemara in Ireland founded by the Quakers in the mid-19th century. It is situated 15 km north-east of Clifden on Barnaderg Bay and lies at the head of Ballinakill harbour. The visitors centre for Connemara National Park is here.' Just back from the market, where Matteo bought the makings for supper tonight - pasta with fresh local garlic and tomatoes. I'm making Irish coffee for dessert. Of course. We sampled some in the village of Leenaun on the way back from the climb and dinner in Westport last night. It was just amazing - sweet, hot coffee, a ... read more
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local mussels

Europe » Ireland » County Galway » Letterfrack July 23rd 2008

We started off the morning with a breakfast and a gorgeous view out of the front window of the Stonecroft B&B. The breakfast was not as good as we have had in the past few days, but it was a start. I am not sure but I think the breakfast didn’t taste as well because my stomach was upset from sleeping the entire night while inhaling the smell of old pee. I believe that the person who had the room before me must have had a great night at the pub and then missed the toilet completely. After a little fussing around to try to get the blog updated, our first stop was at W.B. Yeats grave in DrumCliffe, just a few miles from our B&B. Yeats was buried outside of the small church that his ... read more
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