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Photographer:  Patty Brdar

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Ireland - Page 15 - County Sligo, Donegal, & Northwest: Glencar Lough, Glencar Waterfall, Telin Cliffs

4016 Glencar Lough, through the trees
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4017 Glencar Lough, boat
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4018 Glencar Waterfall
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4019 Glencar, Meadow with Sheep
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PAN-IREL-aa-R34-02-04 Dartry Mountains
Lissadell View Bed & Breakfast - a magnificent view of the Dartry Mountains:
"Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car." - Yeats

4020 Lissadell Sunset
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4029 John the Bartender at Hargadon's Pub, Sligo
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Hargadon's is "an atomospheric old place with cozy, private snugs (cubicles)." It is Sligo's oldest pub - 1828 - and at night it is so crowded, you can't squeeze in the door. We visited again in the daytime and had just tea and cake.

PAN-IREL-aa-R35-24-01 Harbor
(about Panoramics)

IREL-aa-R36-03 Boats in the Harbor

IREL-aa-R37-22 Donegal Town
The view of the town center from our room at Diamond Lodgings.

4021 Telin Cliffs (a.k.a. Teelin, or Slieve League, or Cliffs of Bunglas)
(Also available as an Irish Blessing)

Irish Music! We stopped by some pubs a few different nights. In one, the guy was singing his heart out, speakers cranked as high as they could go, and it was AWFUL! The songs were so corny, and the guy made everyone of them sound something like "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Although his voice was hard to listen to, he could play that drum thing like a wild man! Everybody cheered for that part. The local crowd also got into his song called "Burnin' England Down!" Another night, at a hotel pub, we heard Tintean, a group of 4 men, and they were pretty good. They did a lot of those sing-along kind of pub tunes. We got a kick out of one story-song, "Seven ol' ladies got stuck in the lavat'ry, and nobody knew they were there..." Riv bought one of their tapes as a souvenir. We tried Guiness Beer - yuck! (Okay, to be fair, I don't like any kind of beer.) And after a late night Chinese dinner one night near Donegal, we were leaving the building when we heard music on a lower floor. Two guys in the pub - one on keyboard and the other with a flute/pipe - were extremely talented. We could hardly believe that he was playing the same kind of 3-punt (4 dollars) pipe that you'd buy in a tourist gift shop. It was incredible! It was also interesting that every one of these nightclub musicians ended the night with the Irish national anthem and everyone in the pub, drunk or otherwise, stood to their feet in respect. We also saw/heard musicians playing in the streets, or at a beach park, making music with anything from an accordian to a harp.

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