We are staying at the Imperial hotel in downtown Galway . It has very long and windy hallways, so running up to you room is not quick!
Today the adventure begins, we started off by visiting Ashford Castle, shown in photo. It is a hotel now, top notch. Linda Rosen, our tour guide got us onto the grounds and we had a tea in the castle. Then we went to Ballintubber Abbey, where mass has been offered for 800 years without a break...I should clarify, it isn't every minute of every day mass, but the church as been active for 800 years. We learned stories of priest hunters and Cromwellian burnings all the way to Pierce Brosnan having his wedding there.
Then we went to Cong, County Mayo and saw where the movie " the Quiet Man" was filmed.