My mother and I went on a bus tour through Connemara to Kylemore Abbey. Connemara is a part of Ireland where Irish is still spoken some as a first language. Kylemore Abbey is a beautiful, huge building and has some pretty spectacular gardens as well. It is run by nuns who bought it originally and still live there. The abbey used to be a boarding school for girls, but is now mainly a tourist attraction.
Mary Fahy and Geraldine took my mom and I to Cong and the Ashford Castle. This castle was huge and incredible, with beautiful grounds. It is a high-end hotel and very well kept up. We looked at the celebrity hall of fame, and saw that many famous people had stayed there including Robin Williams, Russel Crowe, Brad Pitt, and Ronald Regan. After walking around, pub for dinner, seafood chowder and Baileys coffee. In Ireland, if the food is really good it's "beautiful" or "gorgeous". That chowder was just gorgeous.