Got to the Clew Bay Heritage Centre just as it was supposed to open at 10 and waited 35 minutes for someone to show up and open it. She said there was a lot of traffic and that usually three people are there so one of them is on time. The Museum is aspiring to mediocrity, but the woman gave a good talk about the history of Westport in front of a large model of the town,
Drove to Croagh Patrick to see the National Famine Memorial, which is in a lovely park, look at the photos in the Visitor Centre and walk up for about 5 minutes to admire the views.
Went to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough Park--a beautiful setting and an excellent museum--definitely worth a couple of hours. Had a delicious lunch in Brambles Café there. The drive there and to Sligo was very pretty.
Drove to Sligo and checked into the very nice Iorras B&B. Beautiful large room, nice bathroom, lovely owners who greeted us with coffee and cakes.
Went to Strandhill to have a seaweed bath and steam at Voya's. A fun, if a bit odd, experience. Don't know that I would do it again, but enjoyed it once. Voya's wasn't as elegant and spa-like as I expected, but that may just have been bad expectations. Walked along the sidewalk above the beach--beautiful.
Drove into DT Sligo, walked around a bit, went to A Casa Mia for a tapas dinner. Pretty place; we liked sitting at the window and people watching. DH ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio that was so harsh and awful as to be undrinkable. In 46 years together, this is the first time I've ever seen him reject a glass of wine. The waiter offered to replace it, but definitely made it seem like it was us--"Different people have different tastes in wine; this is one of our most popular wines", etc. The food was very good, though.