This old rock building was converted to a bed and breakfast
and was our home for the BeadAdventure. Cheryl said it was a
barn at one time. Hmmmm, I wonder why she placed us there, don't
you? The lower floor has a kitchen and dining area. Our bedrooms
were on the upper floor. Our teacher, Cynthia Rutledge was also
assigned to our building. Little did we know that she would fit
right in with our brand of insanity but she did! This area is
where Cynthia met the eight foot cow...... but that story is
for later! You'll notice that there are no sidewalks in the village.
Everyone walks on the side of the road which is barely wide enough
for two cars. The cars pass the pedestrians as though they were
another car. It was unnerving at first!
The building on the right is across the street from our building.
Each morning we walked across to find our landlady Sheila waiting
to serve our breakfast. Never mind if we didn't feel hungry because
she insisted we eat...... and eat we did.... a LOT! Every morning
we had a typical Irish breakfast which was the same in Dublin
and Galway as well as Mulrany. Breakfast starts with cereal,
juice and Irish soda bead. Next comes toast, at least 2 eggs,
Irish bacon which is very much like our ham, a sausage, a grilled
tomato slice and black pudding. Black pudding is blood sausage
and Sheila didn't make us eat it, thank goodness!
Clew Bay was across the highway from out little home. It was
amazing to watch the tides come and go.
Bonnie went looking for shells and other goodies. I think she
was praying she could move to Ireland.