It was a bit rainy here and there, but then this was Ireland, and rain is an expected part of almost every day.
See the tiny sign for Roundstone?We were close to our destination at last!
And we arrived. Why did we choose Roundstone? Simple. There is an older movie (2008, I think) called The Matchmaker. We've watched it at least 8 times, mainly because of the awesome scenery. I wanted to see the place it was filmed for myself, just as last year I wanted to see Port Isaac in Cornwall, where Doc Martin is filmed.
Roundstone lived up to expectations.
Our b&b for the next two nights. Great place to stay! Tea and scones on arrival, view from those windows over the water, and a fine breakfast each morning. Perfect.
Looking back toward the Twelve Bens. See how the clouds mirror the shape of the mountains?
This was one of the places featured in the movie.
It's now a cool antique shop. We browsed but didn't buy. I was amused to see West Virginia Fenton and Anchor Hocking glass there!
Such views as this abounded.
Another view of the Connemara mountains.
Fishing used to be the main industry here, but today it's tourism. About 90% of the homes in the area are owned by tourists, and there are lots of bed-and-breakfasts. It's a good and bad thing, I guess. We were there at the beginning of the off season so it was pretty quiet, thank goodness.
Another place featured in the movie, O'Dowd's.
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