I'll pick up this thread by enjoying a Guiness in Ballyconnell, in the Crow's Nest. Left the Irish HUBB and hour or so ago and I have to thank everybody there who made it a great weekend, the organizers, the presenters, the riders who were there, the chefs, bartenders, dogs, log ripping snorers, dancers and musicians. It felt like slipping into some long lost family member's parlor and having a lark with folks you havn't seen for ages. Jolly good show
Before I got there, tho, I abandoned DMcD and his cool collection of BSA shirts and headed back to Sligo get into proper mood for the event
Back to Maggie and Anne's vacationland castle for an evening cocktail, a castle/hotel outside of Collooney. It has been in the same family for 800 years. We walked the grounds as twilight hit, enjoying the art, horses, beautiful evening and the fact that we don't have to foot the bill for the maintenance.