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Linda G

Linda G Report 5 Jul 2008 20:01

Thanks for the Clovelly and Hartland Point suggestions.

Not visited this part of Devon...been to Cornwall lots of times though



LindaMcD Report 5 Jul 2008 19:20

Husbands family had a hotel there, still there using fam name but no longer in family also lovely guest houses another family member. Husbands brother still lives there must try and go over soon.


Harpstrings Report 5 Jul 2008 19:08

Linda if you have a very windy day do visit Hartland point where you will see nature at it's most destructive. The waves lashing over the rocks and the sound is unbelievable.

Also a bit further down the coast is Morwenstowe there is a lovely tea shop there called The Rectory Tea Rooms which is opposite St. Morwenna Church at Morwenstowe (an interesting place to vist too) they do lovely meals there and I defy anybody who can finish one of their cream teas!!

Tina x


Harpstrings Report 5 Jul 2008 19:05

Hi Linda McG, we have a very close friend that's family come from the Achill Island his father has left him a farm over there and is considering going back to retire there.

This is a brilliant thread!

Tina x


Dermot Report 5 Jul 2008 19:02

Linda G - Woolsery is a good choice. Don't forget to visit Clovelly (by the sea), not too far away.

Surfmonkey - Ballycastle, a smashing place up there in Antrim with the Giants Causway close by. Family lore said that my great-uncle ran 'The Londonderry Arms' in or near Ballymena, in the 1930/40s.


LindaMcD Report 5 Jul 2008 18:49

Agree with Dermot County Mayo especially Achill Island (might be biased husband born there)

Lovely countryside wherever I have visited

Linda x


Surf Report 5 Jul 2008 18:44

good post
anyone here from


Harpstrings Report 5 Jul 2008 18:43

Gosh, what a coincidence!

Yes you are ahead of us, dont think we will reach our 40th - we got married late but you never know!


Tina xx

Linda G

Linda G Report 5 Jul 2008 18:39

Hi Tina.............We went there to celebrate our 40th Wedding we are a bit ahead of you..our best friends went with us and the one who was born at Castle Cove was our best it was a lovely week

Keep saving lol x



Harpstrings Report 5 Jul 2008 18:33

It sounds wonderful Linda and makes me want to book up this minute. lol

Will remind myself to take plenty of pocket money!

(Actually I am secretly saving up for a special occasion and think I might just use the money to book a week away there, OH and I will celebrate our Silver wedding anniversary in 3 years time (its sounds a long way off but the years are just flying by) and this would be a wonderful place to visit by the sounds of it. OH is still waxing on about it. lol.

Tina xx

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 5 Jul 2008 18:31

I've only ever been to Co. Cork - but was the most fab place I've ever been. So beautiful and the people are so friendly.


Edit: Opps I forgot - went to Bantry Bay. If you ever get the chance to go there, do so, it really is the most perfect place on Earth (in my opinion lol)

Helen in Kent

Helen in Kent Report 5 Jul 2008 18:30

Dermot, I might just take you up on that!

Linda G

Linda G Report 5 Jul 2008 18:29

Hi Dermot,

Funnily enough we having a week in Devon in August..a place called Woolsery.


Linda G

Linda G Report 5 Jul 2008 18:28

Hi Tina,

We flew. My friends husband was born in Castle Cove which is on the Ring of Kerry. We were sitting having a cream tea facing the beach in beautiful sunshine.
Also we went to the Gap of Dunloe and went on a boat on the lakes at Killarney. Such beautiful scenery.

My friends had not been for four years and were amazed how the price of eating out had gone up, Much more expensive than here. Basic sirloin steak, potatoes and vegetables was around 23 euros wherever you went.



Len Report 5 Jul 2008 18:27

Co. Limerick is also beautiful, My son and d,i.l. moved over there last week and i am looking forward to going to stay for 4 weeks in august. Len.


Dermot Report 5 Jul 2008 18:25

Helen - I know a few Galway & Roscommon folk living in Devon. Come on down here - you'll have the best of both worlds.

Devon is Heaven!


Harpstrings Report 5 Jul 2008 18:19


OH has just said Killarney, Co. Kerry is a very beautiful place and that he hopes one day to go and visit Killarney before we "snuff" it! LOL Even though he is from Ireland has only been there as a child and would like to go back as an adult.

Did you fly over or go by ferry?

Tina x

Edit: Been to Galway for a family wedding many years ago. Was a great day. OH and I toured in the car making our way back down south to the ferry port.

Anybody been to Connamarra? That is very beautiful too. (I think).

Helen in Kent

Helen in Kent Report 5 Jul 2008 18:19

OH's family are from Galway and Roscommon.

Beautiful places and lovely people.

Does anyone say this about the English?

Linda G

Linda G Report 5 Jul 2008 18:13

We were in Killarney. Co. Kerry. Did all the usual trips

First day we were there we were trying to fnd a Euro for the parking machine and a young man in his 20's must have seen what we were doing and called 'Here, I've put the money in when the ticket comes out it's yours.'

Next day we went in a restaurant and there was only a table for two left and we were four. The man and woman just got up and moved tables for us.

Never seems to happen here. I loved it


(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸

(¯`*•.¸*Karen on the Coast*(¯`*•.¸ Report 5 Jul 2008 18:11

Dalkey ,Co Dubin is best

my Dad's from there so slightly paternal grandparents are from Wicklow and Wexford and my maternal g grandparents were from Offaly.

i love it and its the only other place in the world that i would move to,