Today, we were hampered by light but persistent rain. This inhibited visibility and photo opps but otherwise the tour proceeded on schedule.

We departed some superb lodgings near Westport and drove to see the nearby religious site on which sits the Aghagower Tower which to my mind has similarities with the Abernethy Tower in central Scotland. The Aghagower site is very historic and it is stated that St. Patrick was there in there in the 5th century AD.

Next we drove on to Clifden driving past the Aasleagh Falls en route which provided a good photo opp.

Clifden proved a busy and pleasant little town.

Next we drove to Galway. This was extremely busy and heavily congested with car traffic.Parking was too difficult so we found a nearby country hotel for lunch.

Finally we departed for Limerick where we safely arrived after 8.00pm

Today we covered a large distance, mainly in rainy conditions. Most of the terrain was flat and very green. A particular feature is the large number of properties for sale, evidently forced sales following collapse of the property market and most of the banks.

Tomorrow we tour the famous Ring of Kerry.

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