Sunday, April 12, 2009

Climbing the Croagh Patrick

Emily, Katie, Dermot and I headed out to the west coast of Ireland to climb the Croagh Patrick over Easter weekend. The C.P. is a 2,510 ft mountain located a few miles from Westport in County Mayo. Known locally as "the Reek", it is the mountain that Saint Patrick climbed and fasted for forty days in 441 AD. Round trip took us about 4 hrs, with lots of stopping for pictures. Some hike it barefoot - we did not.

Irish National Famine Memorial

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blue Light Special

Westport, Ireland

Emily and I spent Easter weekend in Westport. A few pints and some inpromtu Irish singing at Matt Malloy's, a quiet B&B with full Irish breakfast, a nice walk through downtown and a drive-by hen party limo.