Trip to Liverpool
On Monday, 6th June ’22. 20 members of B.A.R.A set off at the unearthly hour of 5 a.m. on the first leg of their journey to Liverpool – the first city break of the year.
After a smooth crossing on board the Stena Line we continued by coach towards Liverpool. Our Ist. stop was Chester where we shopped and explored this unique city. We were glad to arrive at our destination which was the 4 star Novotel in the city centre.
On day 2 we were taken,by coach on a tour of the breathtaking Lake District. We had a coffee break in Hawshead and visited the Beatrice Potter souvenir shop. We also visited Grasmere the home of Dorothy and William Wordsworth
On Day 3 We travelled to Port Sunlight village ,a village build by the Lever Brothers to accommodate workers in its soap factory. We had Lunch in the Victorian resort of Southport
On Day 4 we explored Liverpool, the home of the famous Beatles.We wound up our tour with a bit of retail therapy.
On Day 5 we packed our bags for the return trip home. On the way we had a comfort stop in a village called LLANFAIRPWLLGWYLLGOGERYCHWY (try and pronounce that if you’re able)
We knew we were on Irish soil when, after a rough crossing, we arrived back in Dublin in torrential rain.
We arrived home safely in Ballinasloe at 8.30 pm after a most enjoyable ,varied and rewarding experience in the company of friends.
We were tired but happy.
By Chris O’Flynn (P.R.O) and Anne Duffy (Secretary)
Photos Ann Duffy