06 June, 2014

Day 11

By the time Sunday rolled around, we were all tired out and ready for a low-key day. So we took our time getting ready and packed. Mom planned for us to take a long scenic drive on the way to Donegal, but instead, we decided to spend a leisurely morning in Galway. My parents walked around and went in a few shops while Kevin and I went to a coffee shop for a couple hours. Then we all met up for lunch before heading to Donegal.

It was a three-hour drive, so we made a few pit stops along the way. We stopped at the ruins of an old Franciscan friary that was founded in the first half of the thirteenth century. Later, we turned off the road to get closer to a distant castle and discovered more beautiful sea cliffs on the way.

We spent the night in Donegal. My parents stayed at the regal Lough Eske Castle. We were originally all going to stay there, but when Kevin decided to come along on the trip, we had to find somewhere that could accommodate him as well. So the two of us ended up staying at a quaint B&B called Ard Na Breatha. It worked out really well; the women who worked there were extremely friendly and helped us figure out the best things to visit in the region.

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