Saturday, April 11, 2020
Blown Away at Clonmacnoise
Clonmacnoise is south of Athlone in Ireland. It is the site of a monastery dating back to about 544, a very, very long time. We had difficulty finding it, Ms. Garmin drove us right past it, the signs are only visible if you are coming the opposite direction from the way we were driving. The narrow, hilly, winding roads, were starting to get to me, I nearly gave up. I am glad we didn't. The rain stopped, the clouds cleared, the wind was blowing about 40 miles per hour. I had a hard time standing in the open against the wind. The ruins are amazing, I was blown away in more ways than one. By the time we left, it had started to rain again, if you don't like the weather in Ireland, wait 30 minutes, it will change.