We visited Knock Shrine from Westport which was just one hour away. It was very prayerful and enjoyable. We also spent a day on Achill Island. The scenery there was breathtaking. The Atlantic Drive was quite beautiful, if somewhat scarey with high cliffs, narrow roads and high mountains.
We had an excellent coach driver. Personally my visit to Croagh Patrick was my favourite part, having climbed the mountain on three occasions. It brought back many beautiful memories.
The Famine Ship Monument at Croagh Patrick, unveiled by President Mary Robinson in 1997, reminded us of the different Ireland we have today and how lucky we are to live in this century. And so our trip came to an end all too quickly but it was most enjoyable.