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Ireland

On the sandy beach in the distance, that's our cottage. Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland
On the sandy beach in the distance, that's our cottage. Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland
Every half term we steel ourselves and head for Achill Island, County Mayo, to be wind tossed and rained upon. Despite the storms, we can never get enough of this wild coastline. Every time we visit, which is very often, we discover something new. This time, it was going for blackshells – mussels – picked straight from the rocks. We took them home, boiled them up, and dipped soda bread in the salty juice.

We stay in my sister-in-law's wonderful modern cottage, right on the ocean. There’s nothing between us and America, except a surging sea.

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For details of my sister-in-law's cottage where we stay, email minauncliffs@anu.ie


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