Gorgeous Day for a Drive Through County Mayo, Ireland
County Mayo is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. Untouristed (outside of Westport), there are lots of places to get lost for a while. My Irish friend, Aedín, drove down this road as we headed toward the coast. The scene before me was a bit desolate, yet gorgeous. Houses dotted the landscape, sheep bleated in the clean air, the sun warmed my skin. It was mid-September and the green of Ireland was giving away to browns, oranges and reds. I highly recommend going to both Galway and Westport, but in between is the Connemara area and southern Mayo which so nice to explore. Get off the main road and really see Ireland. And remember, you're never lost, you just take an unplanned detour. Often this is when you have an awesome experience.