Markree Castle

Collooney Travel Blog

 › entry 11 of 17 › view all entries
Galway Greyhound Track
When we had stopped in Cork, I had noticed a sign for greyhound racing at a nearby racetrack and had wanted to check it out.  Unfortunately, the races weren't for a few days, so we were unable to watch one.  By the time we reached Galway, I was ready to stop driving and touring around for a few days and just get to Danny and Carol's, so I insisted we get up early that morning to leave.  On the way out of town, we passed by the Galway Greyhound Track...and I was incredibly disappointed to discover that the races began the very next day.  Someday I'll get to a greyhound race...someday.

Mom had been insisting that we stay in a castle at some point while in Ireland.  While passing through Co. Sligo, we saw a sign for accommodations at someplace called Markree Castle...so we called Danny and Carol, told them we'd be a day late in getting to their house, and stopped for the night in Collooney, where we stayed in a bona fide castle.

One last note: please excuse the horrific snake-print shirt I'm wearning in the next few entries.  I have nothing to say in my defense other than I was young and foolish, and I believe animal prints were extremely popular at the time.  I atone for this transgression every time I look at any pictures of myself from high school.
X_Drive says:
This is something I would love to do. You are a lucky girl! :)
Posted on: May 20, 2007
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Galway Greyhound Track
Galway Greyhound Track
Galway
Galway
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Outside of Markree Castle
Outside of Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Markree Castle
Dad and me, dinner at Markree Cast…
Dad and me, dinner at Markree Cas…
Mom and Dad, dinner at Markree Cas…
Mom and Dad, dinner at Markree Ca…
Dinner at Markree Castle - eating …
Dinner at Markree Castle - eating…
Collooney
photo by: alygally