Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mom's Trip to Europe, 1953: Lough Mask and Limerick

From Mom's Europe trip diary, in the "PLACES VISITED" section:
August 23, Sunday – Road between Ballyshannon and Limerick, [Éire]
Went to Mass at Ballyshannon.  Drove through mist thru counties Sligo & Mayo.  Lunched beside Lough Mask.  Saw plenty of peat fields, some mountains, and lots of loughs.*  Had tea in Galway.  Drove to Limerick and spent night.**
Impressions - countryside more messy than England - plenty of rock fences marking about 1 acre, some beautiful shrubs with red blossoms, a few mountains, people going long distances to Mass, and not all greenness of country.

* A lough (or loch) is a lake.

** According to the "HOTELS STOPPED AT" section of the trip diary, my mother and her friends stayed at the National Hotel in Limerick this night.

Lakeside panorama [southernmost part of Lough Mask, 6 February 2006] / Mark Grealish / CC BY-NC 2.0

A prospect of Lough Mask, ["on a rather misty day," 9 May 2011] / © Oliver Dixon / CC BY-SA 2.0

Photograph of the old National Hotel, Baker Place, circa 1988 / Joe Ranson / freely available from the Limerick Archives

This is the sixteenth in a series of posts about my mother's 1953 Europe Trip.

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