Today is a long day as Charlie would like to explore the Ashford Castle a mediavel castle which is way out west, near Cong on the shore of the lovely Lough Corrib in County Mayo. It was built in the 13th century by the Anglo-Norman de Burgos family, after their defeat of the O'Connors of Connaught. It was rebuilt and extended by the Guinness family in the 1850's and is now a 5 star hotel.
View from the Lough Corrib
A view of the castle from the battlement
In line with the beautiful period setting we have come prepared with costumes......
Photo by Karl
Front row l. to r. Sassy, Scylla and Charybdis, Pinot and Momo, Emil, Charlie
Back row l. to r. Asta,
The weather was fine and the countryside was picturesque. Perfect for a picnic.....
Photo by Asta and food provided by Sassy
Front row l. to r. Scylla, Opus, Roscoe, Ruis, Karl, Sassy, Momo-dog
Middle row l. to r. Pinot, Charybdis, Charlie, Asta
Back row l. to r. Momo-kitty, Socks, Emil, Mrs. Oz,
We have also been invited to take part in a music festival. Here is the world renown Furry Bagpipers....
l. to r.
Front Little Pinot
The Irish warpipes are analogous to the Scottish highland bagpipes. They have a long history in both Ireland and Scotland although in the last 200 years or so the Scottish tradition has overshadowed the Irish ones
Furries taking part in this adventure include:
Kitties - Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies - Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.