Sunday, 27 June 2010
Drive West on the 27th of June
We will depart from the Maldron hotel Oranmore at 10.45, exit hotel heading south Mayo direction via Joyce’s Country with views of Lough Corrib, Lough Mask, Maumtaurk Mts, Partry Mts to mention but a few, with some coffee breaks & picture opportunity stops along the way, there is some amazing views.
We will finish up in Ashford Castle in Cong which is a lovely spot with the castle in the background for pictures.
This is a lovely drive with some lovely roads, there is the odd short bit a little bumpy, don’t worry I will as I have said previous, and as I did the last time, give everyone on the morning before we set off a detailed listing of the drive, ok I will put in the odd warning.
Here are some links and general directions to our meeting area.
Maldron Hotel, Oranmore.
N6 enter 1st large roundabout, go right 3rd exit, onto next roundabout go right 3rd exit, Maldron immediately on your left
N18 enter 1st large roundabout, go straight through 2nd exit, onto to next roundabout go right 3rd exit, Maldron immediately on your left
M6 take 2nd last exit, Limerick exit, keep left at roundabout continue straight until approach of next roundabout, Maldron hotel just on your right before roundabout.
Some random info
Cong, a delightful village on the north eastern shore of Lough Corrib is most famous as the setting for the film "The Quiet Man", which starred John Wayne.
The Partry Mountains mountain range overlooks Lough Mask and the area is often referred to as Joyce Country
The beautiful mountain of Croagh Patrick overlooking Clew Bay Patrick is a sacred and beautiful hill.
Mayo's coastline accounts for 16.8% of the total Irish coast, 16% of Ireland's sandy beaches, and many of Ireland's Blue Flag beaches
All are very welcome and we would delighted to see you there. I do hope you will be able to join in on this drive and if you can reply so I have some idea how many, to make arrangements.