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Yes, the summer is officially over in Ireland. I’m sick of the weather forecast saying the same thing over and over again: wind/rain/wind/rain… but instead of whining about it, we decided (okay, I decided) to… dance in the rain. Metaphorically, duh. I can’t even walk properly, let alone dance T__T
Simply put, just a weekend in the log cabin, read books, watch DVDs and drink tea -sort of get-away. WIN! This time, we headed over to County Mayo.
I booked a night via @airbnb; a very easy to use app in my ipad. We were given the co-ordinate to our humble abode. At the end of the super scenic journey, there was this 🙂
Cute, no? Our hosts were super friendly and their home is just few metres away from here. They look after it really well and had tourists from all over the world staying here. Psst, I absolutely adore it ❤
They even made a whole book about the place, what to do, where to eat, articles about county Mayo and even hand-drawn maps to local shops! 😦 I miss it, already
Look how cosy this place is! Please excuse my anti-social husband in the background. He was busy feeding his soldiers while his wife were busy cam-whoring *o*
Okay, okay, I have to admit I came here for one reason : KNOCK SHRINE! I grew up in a Catholic family and although I’m not super religious, I have a lot of happy memories being around the church, rosary prayer, Sunday school etc. When I told an Irish Priest (in Kuching) that I’m coming to Ireland, he said: you have to see Knock shrine! So here I am… 13 years later =)
While I was there, I managed to listen to a story shared during the mass about faith and love. I instantly felt at home. As if, I have known this place for a lifetime..
I am not gonna bug you with the history of Knock Shrine because you gonna Google it anyway. But it was worth the 2 hours journey from Limerick although I could do it without the shower ;p
That night, we watched two classic movies: The Boy with the Striped Pyjama (why so sad??!) and Big Fish (don’t you miss your dad after watching this or was it just me?) I was also listening to my audiobook, Modern Romance and it was a fab cozy night.
The following day, we decided (again, I decided) to go for some fun countryside walk via the route that was in Katie’s book. Along the route, we picked some wild flowers to occupy our empty vases collection. Teehee! You like?
That pretty much summed up our night at county Mayo. We have (okay, I have) so many things yet to explore in county Mayo so we will definitely come back for the winter. Watch this space!!
P/S: where else in Ireland do you think I should visit? Any idea? I would love to check them out!
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