Conor and Marie arrived in Newmarket
on Fergus about 9.30 a.m. They had been up at 3.00 a.m. to catch
a 7.oo a.m. flight at Heathrow.
Our route was by the R458 and the busy N18 to Clarecastle. For
most of the way a hard shoulder kept us apart from the other traffic.
At Clarecastle we left the main roads and headed west, and then
southwest, on the Mid Clare Way, all on tarred roads. There were
dykes or seawalls along the estuary of the Fergus.
Our route took us by Lissan West and Islandavanna Upper and Lower
(farms) and then on to the R473 to Killadysert where we stopped
There was a raised and railed stone platform with two benches in
the middle of the village where three roads met. We bought provisions
in a local self-service shop and ate them in the sun with the quiet
village traffic passing about us.