We arrived in our new Irish home last evening after a long day’s drive in rain and fog through County Clare’s ancient Burren and County Mayo to Lough Key in County Roscommon. Near the Burren we stopped at Dysert O’Dea Castle, a restored tower castle with many ancient ruins and artifacts nearby. The rain and time kept us from exploring it as much as we would have liked. It is a place to return to and to recommend to friends who come this way.
Our new home is a lovely two story house on a hill overlooking Lough Key near the town of Boyle. There is a ruined castle on one of the many islands dotting the lake. It is quite charming from what we’ve seen so far.
Internet access is via a weak non-secure signal here at the house. We can only get it when sitting at one end of the kitchen table! Today we’re shopping and setting up our art supplies. More to post when we get out and about or start painting.