Gweedore trip

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Postby Simi » Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:21 pm

So happy!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Recently we've fixed the booking of our Donegal-holiday in June. Has anybody else of the forum also planned to be there in the first 2 weeks of June? Would be great if we could meet at Leo's! :lol:
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Postby nessieq » Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:03 am

Aw WOW- how exciting!!! I am so pleased for you! I'd love to say I'll be in Leo's in the first two weeks of june to meet up with you but unfortunately for me I think I'll only just be getting back from cambridge around that time... I'm sure there will be fistfulls of brennan fans about the place at that time of year tho, simi, do not despair!
We shall not cease from exploration
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Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
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Postby Dubhy63 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:04 am

I won't be there in June,it will be next month.I don't know if there'll be many fans around,but it's hard not to enjoy a night in Leo's. :D
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Postby dids » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:16 pm

that's interesting... I'll keep an eye on it... 8)
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Postby Balor » Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:55 am

Off to Ireland tomorrow; be in Gweedore by Monday night. With luck I'll catch the session at the Hudi Beag in Bunbeg.
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Postby Keiko » Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:18 pm

Have Fun Balor! ;)

I'm happy to say I coming back to Ireland in August.. with my boyfriend, so now I will have the chance to visit Donegal!! :) *Yay me*

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Postby Balor » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:34 am

Hi Keiko,

I'm off to wander about in Belfast a bit before I leave for Bunbeg. Anyone else in town?
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Postby Susann » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:13 am

Hi Balor,

I wish you a wonderful time in Ireland :). Hope the weather will be okay.

In four weeks I will be in Ireland again :lol:. Last weekend I was sitting on my sofa surrounded by a lot of maps and guidebooks about Ireland planning my trip while I was listening to Clannad and Moya.

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Postby Balor » Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:53 pm

Hi Susann,

The time is nice so far. The weather is tolerable, although there was a bit of hail over in East Belfast this morning. Hope your stay is enjoyable when you come.

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Postby Roibeard Óg » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:10 pm

Balor wrote:Hi Keiko,

I'm off to wander about in Belfast a bit before I leave for Bunbeg. Anyone else in town?


I hope you enjoy Belfast! xD I'm in Belfast too for a few weeks taking it easy, but back to Dublin at the end of May for work! Although at least I'll have my coffee machine :lol: Enjoy Ireland!
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Postby Piotr Cú Chulainn » Thu May 01, 2008 7:17 pm

Hi
I think my message was erased because of the big photo..... Anyway. I'm going to Leo's Tavern this weekend. Tomorrow I'm going from Dublin to Crolly hostel. I'm gonna spend 3 nights there or maybe one night in Punbeg. On Saturday I'm going to see Gweedore and Leo's Tavern in the evening and Sunday and Monday to look around somewhere in the Poison Glen.. I someone wants to meet me there just give me a call to removed by mise, please use pm to contact Piotr. greetings Piotr from Poland - great fan of Clannad and whole Brennan family....Hope to meet some fans on my way
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Postby Balor » Wed May 07, 2008 9:34 am

Leo's was all right. It was kind of dead in there the first night. The second night was livelier with a wedding anniversary reunion of some folks from Holland who dropped into the pub. The third night was so-so. There was a session going on that night, but it didn't begin till late and I had to be on the road early the next morning. Shaun was working the bar.

I couldn't believe how small the stage was. I was told that this was not the stage Maire et al performed on as the pub was remodelled and expanded and that the original stage was smaller! Unbelievable! How did they all fit? Were they midgets when they were younger?
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Postby Piotr Cú Chulainn » Fri May 16, 2008 12:26 am

I didn't have a chance to meet Leo but I talked to Brid Duggan and I spent a night in old Duggans house :) It was amazing experience. I felt as If I was in heaven. First day it was 2 May when I arrived in Bun Beag I was taken by the owner of Crolly hostel to Leo's Tavern. I was so happy. Next day I was walking around Poison Glen and listening to Poison Glen. Before that on my way I met a guy who helped Moya and Bono with making "In a lifetime" video clip in 1986.He showed me the hill behind the house and private area when it was made. I went over the gate :) (hopefully) and tried to this the place but I think I didn't make it....Next day on Sunday I went to Tory Island and another miracle - I met one of the Duggans who was a painter. He sells his own pictures on the island. The Sunday night I spent in Duggans house and talked to Brid, Moyas aunt, who is such a lovely woman. Next morning I saw the school when Brennans used to go and then walked by the beach in Bun Beag. I'm wondering where is the boat from In a lifetime clip. Maybe in Bun Beag... On Friday I hopefully go to Killarney to see Clannad for the first time since 10 years when I started my journey with this amazing band....greeetings to all
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Postby Susann » Mon May 19, 2008 8:37 am

Hi Piotr,

That sounds very good. I walked in the Poison Glen twice. And when I had a rest I was also listening to Clannad, especially to "Poison Glen". Last year I walked in Dunlewy Wood. Have you been there? It was like a fairy tale forest. I was thinking "Where are the leprechauns and elves?". I don't know how to explain right - please have a look at the pictures.

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In June I will be 2 weeks in auntie Brìd's B & B. Last year I assembled a small cupboard for her kitchen. Bríd called it "the Susann press" :lol: :lol:. And when I left her she asked me when I will be back in 2008 :wink:.
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Postby Luned » Mon May 19, 2008 11:36 am

Susann wrote: Last year I walked in Dunlewy Wood. Have you been there? It was like a fairy tale forest. I was thinking "Where are the leprechauns and elves?". I don't know how to explain right - please have a look at the pictures.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... G_5268.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... G_5269.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... G_5277.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... G_5284.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... G_5285.jpg
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk21 ... G_4741.jpg


The pictures are absolutely wonderful! Sooo beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing. A fairy-tale forest indeed! I'm sure some of the sídhe were hiding somewhere around, they just don't like to be seen, you know ;) :lol:
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