Day 186 of 400: Connemara and Bushmills – Northern Ireland

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After another delicious Irish breakfast at our B&B, we set out to drive around Clifden and then head to a town called Bushmills.  Unfortunately it was extremely foggy so even though we were driving along the ocean it was hidden.  We still did the drive along the Clifden loop just in case the sun came out but it didn’t.

On our way up north we stopped at a castle called the Kylemore Estate which was beautiful and sat right on the edge of the water with huge mountain behind it showing cascading waterfalls.  We stopped to take pictures and read a bit on the estate and then continued on our 5 hour drive.

The countryside was of course beautiful even in the rain and we got to see the most amazing huge rainbow sprawling across the highway.  We also stopped in one of the little towns along the way to grab lunch.

Finally we reached our B&B, Valley View…which was on a farm and had many cows and sheep surrounding us.  It was within very close proximity of Giants Causeway which was great but they had so many people crammed into their house it really lost the feel of a quaint B&B…the local touch was missing…it felt more like a money-making business vs. a couple who wanted to share their local gems with customers.

After check in, we unloaded our stuff and then drove to the small town of Bushmills.  The town consisted of one road with a handful of restaurants/pubs and a few stores.  We ate an ok dinner in one of the pubs,, Smugglers Inn and enjoyed the live Irish music before getting back to our place for the night.

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