September 30: Roundstone to Galway and Cong.
Some scenery on our drive to Galway via Cong.
The movie ‘The Quiet Man’ with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was filmed in Cong.The Pat Cohen Bar featured in the movie ‘The Quiet Man’ is still there.We opted for a Connacht Pale Ale but everyone coming in ordered an Irish coffee.Two of the women ordering the Irish coffees explained that they were on a bus tour. It wasn’t too bad but in the end they had to take their coffees to go, one of the nort so fun things of being on a bus tour with a bunch of other people. Here the barman is showing us how he makes an Irish coffee.
Tombstones with a mass of Celtic crosses in Cong Abbey.Afterwards we went for a walk around the town. We arrived in Galway in the early evening.
For dinner I had a prawn and monkfish dish at Monroe’s; Al a ‘bacon roast’ that the waitress described, ‘you might call it ham, it’s what we have for Christmas dinner.” The lights of Galway on our walk home.
Artsy bit for this post: the Celtic cemetery and ruins in Cong in Ireland, run through the photo apps Stackables & Distressed FX. More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.