My goal for the next day was Athenry hoping to return to The Barracks, arestaurant we had enjoyed on a few occasions. But every room there was booked. So I finally decided to try Airbnb and found a nice place in Claregalway.
I cobbled together a ride using routes from a few rides we did in 2014. The route would take me over a few hills and set me up for lunch at Ashford Castle in Cong. Then it was onto Ross Abbey before hitting the village of Claregalway.
There is a lovely tearoom just outside the gates of Ashford Castle with a clear view of the castle. This was a great find, and much nicer than all the Quiet Man hype in Cong village.
Next stop was the Ross Abbey, where I had a great time wandering around taking loads of photos.
My first experience with Airbnb proved very nice. I definitely should have looked into this before. I had been struggling to find places to stay and suddenly a whole new world opened up. There were loads of places shown that I would not find otherwise. I will certainly be using Airbnb much more in the future.