So – yesterday I go away to Letterkenny (Donegal) for the day (work) and a pile of my faithful readers start commenting and chatting on the last post – a veritable covey of conversation.
I was exhausted after what felt like a long long drive (well 6 or so hours in one day is a lot … in driving rain.)
Home by 7pm and feeling that tired – but want company feeling.
Where to go?
Easy Peasy – Moo Bar.
As I wandered out who should I run into but Lynda and Derek finishing a day of cleaning the cottage.
I told them where I was going and also to check all the comments (including Lynda’s) on my last post.
John Joe has become a love object. And Maggie will be thrilled.
I mentioned to Lynda that one of the people who had commented was from Georgia – was that her Ma? Yup.
So – off to the wine bar for sandwiches and a glass or 2 of red wine.
Here we are relaxing.
And Caroline – doesn’t your daughter look happy?
Both she and Derek said they feel like they have been here forever (all of 4 days but time stretches here in the Bermuda Triangle of Ireland.)
They have been loving their stay in Ber & Damien Hamill’s B&B.
Caroline – when you come visit you must stay there. The Irish breakfasts are legendary.
Tomorrow I’ll post some photos of Derek & Lynda and the cottage – we’re painting it.
They can’t get over how a small town (relatively speaking – around 900 or so people) can have:
- a wine + imported beer bar
- an art gallery
- a mobile cinema that shows contemporary film every Monday night
- great small shops
- a great library
- and a range of enterprising businesses
Ballinamore’s slogan is – The Friendly Town – and it is.
The rest of Leitrim is a package of surprises as well -I’ll write more another time.
It’s full of amazing small businesses and artists and film makers and musicians – clean air – and – softly beautiful sky + land + lakescapes.
It’s the kind of secret you only want to share with your friends and family.
So – Caroline – your Lynda is happy and I’m delighted that she and Derek are living here.
Come visit us real soon.