Castlebar, Ireland and County Mayo March 13th 2011 On our third day in Ireland we venture out into County Mayo. We leave Castlebar and head north toward Ballina, but stopping first in Foxford to check out the Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre. This mill was founded in 1892 by a local nun who made it her mission to put the idle hands of Foxford to work doing something productive. I was super excited because this was the first time I wanted t ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Mayo » Westport Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
I am pretty sure I got my love of traveling from my grandpa, Lee Maynard. I can only hope I'll be able to visit half of the places he's been. :) My parents have also been supportive in my desire to travel, sending me on my first overseas trip to play volleyball competitively at the age of 18 as my graduation present! Best present EVER!
I've never blogged before so I do hope I'll be able to express myself and everything I will be seeing and/or experiencing clearly and those reading will enjoy!
~Mamie... full info