It was a beautiful scenic route … especially when we drove along Sky Road. We stopped to admire the view …And to take photos.We were told that if you looked way into the distance – you can see America.
Along the way we stopped at Kylemore Abbey. Once a story of romance, this was a castle built by Mitchell Henry for his wife back in 1867. But through the twist of fate, from romance and happiness to tragedy and sadness, this place changed ownership. It became an Abbey in the 1920s and eventually a boarding school for girls. But the school too closed in 2010. Here’s Wendeline taking a photo of the castle to make sure her beau knows what to build for her back in Dallas!I did not get to go inside the Abbey but stayed with Mr. Eamon who had driven us on this beautiful route. We went to the Gift Shop and I had to constantly stop to have my photo taken. 🙂 Someone told Mr. Eamon that more people have taken photos of me than the Abbey! I was a little embarrassed. Didn’t mean to outdo this famous landmark.After the Abbey we drove on – along more shades of green, alongside beautiful lakes.Sometimes we whizzed by so fast – but the camera still caught the various shades of green And as the fog began to set in – the green of the land was magical While the green in Ireland was expected – and as beautiful as they say it is. We definitely was not expecting skies of blue!We must have the luck of the Irish!
We also had a few laughs along the way. You see this rather imposing statue on the side of the road …
This is what was inscribed at the base … LOL! This was a ploy by the shop across the road – Joyces Craft Shop. They figured – tourists will stop to look at any statues and take photos. And then they will have a good laugh and visit the store. Well, we had not one good laugh but two!