Ireland 2: Day 15

04.24.18 | Sligo Hostel | 21:15

Last night’s sleep was absolutely horrible! They gave me a private room in the front of the hostel, and the street lights glare right in the window. Even with the curtains closed, the room was still extremely bright. It was annoying, and I stayed awake until about 03:00! I tried everything! I wanted to hurt someone!

Once I was up (about 07:00), I went downstairs and got some breakfast (provided by the hostel) and then set out to find a Boots pharmacy. This is a change all over the U.K. and Ireland. I found an eye mask to wear to bed tonight. I’ve never tried to wear one, so I’m hoping it doesn’t keep me up. I’ve gotten used to ear plugs, and I’ve heard many people say that they weren’t used to those, so that keeps them up at night. So hopefully I can adjust fast, if the mask keeps me up.

Before I made it back to the hostel, I went to see Sligo Abbey. This is actually a Friary that they started to build in the year 1251. It took centuries to build, because they kept adding to it. I got some great pictures, as well as a Periscope video. I wish I could go back in time and see what it was like to live then.

The walk to the abbey:

…and then pictures of the abbey:

Click here to view my live stream on Periscope.

Ireland 2: Day 14

04.23.18 | Sligo Hostel | 21:07

My hostel in Sligo, is just outside of the downtown area. Close enough to be in town in about 7 to 10 minutes, but far enough out that I really don’t have to deal with any of the loud noises from the city. I use the word “city” very loosely, as Sligo is not a booming metropolis. Still, there seems to be plenty to eat and do, so I’m not complaining.

The wind and the rain was really started to come down, so I decided I would stay inside and read, and watch a movie. I did manage to go out and get dinner, once it cleared up. I decided to get some pizza. I checked Yelp, and there was a great Italian restaurant about a 12 minute walk away.