Gabe & Chelsea went to Inishmor via Doolin. All the locals told me it would take 30 minutes to drive there so I doubled that and gave us an hour. They did the day trip which departed at 10 am and returned at 4:15. Not near enough time but they hired a horse and buggy to view the island and enjoyed drinking pints enroute with the teamster.
Teresa and I returned at 2:00 to collect them and had a glorious walk on the beach at Lahinch (french for “The Hinch”). It was low tide and the sun was shining and it was the prettiest piece of ocean and rock.
We got in early and Teresa went to enquire to Joe Garihy whom they bought the tickets from Joe plays flute don’t you know and has one built by a new builder; David O’Brien, and also a Martin Doyle. “Oh, the Canadian couple” “Oh, you must be the mother”.
Teresa wanted to see the hilltop graveyard and church ruin in Ennistimon so we mad a quick stop there. Gabe was quick to tease his mother. “look mom, another hill, let’s go up there”.
Good friend John Culliney was playing the session at Brogan’s with Yvonne Casey & Josephine Marsh. Great tunes played at a nice pace. Then to Knox’ for another pint then back to Johnny’s for pizza and beer and good laughs til 4:00 am. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz