I am never without some form of craft materials as it would be terrible if I had a free minute and wasted time. On this trip to Sligo I had embroidery, crochet and patchwork with me and was delighted to meet up with some local ladies.
If you happen to be in the area on holiday, with work or live locally you would be made very welcome. They were camera shy but happy for me to photograph some of their work. It was a joy to spend a few hours with them because no matter who you are if you craft you have so much in common.
So many town names are replicated in north and south of Ireland so I am sure this can be quite confusing to tourists. The lady in the small tourist office in Ballycastle was so helpful and only for her we may not have made the trip out to Downpatrick Head which was well worth the visit and highlight of the day.
Dog's actually are not allowed here but since we had Smudges sling for when her leg gets sore or tired it met our needs perfectly as J could carry her safely
We left Benada and went to Mass Rock then onto Lough Easkey where we stopped for lunch.
It's hard to believe that this was a place that people went to worship as they felt safe there as it was unsafe to be open with their faith...are we returning to those days?
There are 14 crosses on the way up representing the stations of the cross.
We were extremely fortunate to have such great weather but we have found this over the years that May can be the best time for a holiday. There is always at least one good week but wheteher we manage to be off that week is another thing.
Smudge patiently waiting to see what is coming out of the bag for her.
I just had to take a photograph of this sign. I honestly believe someone has a sense of humour as opposed to clearly breaking the rules
The old bath house was built in e late 1800's and such a pity it couldn't be renovated as would be such a lovely site.
There are so many castles in It
Related which I used to take for granted until I had American visitors who got so excited about them because of course there is nothing that old in USAa.