I’ve veered over towards the Atlantic coastline in Northwest Ireland for the first time in this occasional series of things to do and see in Ireland. Sligo is a smallish county but is big on heritage with plenty to see and do all round the county. It has to also be said that it also has some of the countries most stunning scenery. Between ancient sites, some of the richest archaeology per square inch in Ireland and the bracing peace of Atlantic coastal seascape, Sligo is a great stop on any itinerary of a tour of Ireland.
With the summer months I am lured away from the computer and desk binding tasks and find myself drawn outdoors. It’s been helped by the fact that we have had two hot and sunny spells. Not hot by North American standards maybe but as a Spanish friend said after returning from a trip back to visit family, “I’m not used to it anymore. My body has gone Irish.” So when the mercury is above 80 degrees Fahrenheit my brain feels fried. And a week of relentless sunshine just feels weird.
But we are back to overcast so my body feels normal in my regular attire of fleeces, socks and jeans. I’ve ditched my Factor 30 for the time being until then next outbreak of sun and hot weather. And I’m back to tell you of how amazing and beautiful is the Irish countryside and scenery in summertime.