In the northwest of Mayo, including parts of Archill Island, you’ll find a Gaeltacht, which means that Irish is spoken here. This means, that also street signs are in Irish which can be confusing. A map with both English and Irish name is very helpful! And if you wonder what “Clocha Beaga Scartha” on this photo means – a little bit later came the same sign in English (fortunately!), and it said “loose chippings”. I guess that’s the most popular sign in Ireland...
Turf can be found everywhere in Irland, although we mostly saw those “turf fields” in the west. This photo was taken when we drove some small streets west of Bangor.
Turf is widly used for heating, and sitting at a turf fire if it’s raining outside is so nice! It has a special smell which you also can notice if you drive around.
If you meet someone on a hiking path, no matter whether you are in a deserted area or on a busy path, say hello. And if you meet someone who says hello reply for god's sake!!
I met so many tourists who didn't reply when I said hello but stared at me as if I were an alien and I thought that was very annoying!
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