Wednesday Wander – Aughris House, Sligo

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This is the Beach House at Aughris, Ireland, an ancient pub and B&B that happens to serve very fine meals. Sitting on the curve of a silvery bay, it looks across the shifting sands to mountains and the burial cairn of a legendary queen, while the stones on the beach contain fossils even older still, treasure for small hands to find.

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There is not much in the way of so-called civilisation to be seen in these parts – just a few other houses behind the dunes, cattle calling in the evergreen fields. Yet not far away is a burial ground that predates the pyramids, vast stones levered into place to mark and protect the dead by a culture long gone.

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The streams run clear and cool from the misty mountains to the edge of the Atlantic, the ocean stretching West to new lands. And the evening brings warmth, music and good food to be had, with a place by the roaring fire.

Thank you for joining me on another Wednesday Wander – see you next time!

11 thoughts on “Wednesday Wander – Aughris House, Sligo

  1. Your Wednesday Wanders are the best. Instant transportation into a different place, and often time as well (like here – your legendary queen’s burial…). The storyteller’s mind goes wild.

  2. I always look forward to the “Wednesday Wander” posts. The word “mystical” came to mind when I read this one. It looks like a place that I would love. Who knows if you might see a fairy or two?

    1. Thank you! It was a very magical mystical sort of place, with the fossils and the burial ground. And there was a fairy hill! We went there – our daughter loved the little fairy village someone had set up nearby, then we went to the hill itself and made a wish each – it was lovely! Ireland is definitely a magical place.

  3. Hey Helen! Just wanted to say hi, and propose a fun idea. I’m thinking of starting an collaborative fiction blog project in the near future with 8-10 bloggers – something like an interactive grand adventure story novel type thing. If you’re interested/intrigued, let me know here or on my blog!

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