Athlone and Galway
We left Dublin and headed to the country. The roads here are so narrow. It makes it a little stressful driving on the left without a shoulder and a super narrow road. Alan has become a master of driving in Ireland. Unfortunately I cannot add pictures because we can only use the hotel's computer, not access through our own computer. So, here's a run down on Day 2:
We stopped in Athlone (middle of the country). We went to the castle and walked around the outside (it was closed for the season). We did some shopping and had a great lunch in a small local cafe. After that we went to Galway. It had a fun pedestrian mall area with many shops. It started to rain so we headed to our hotel in Castlebar. After much searching for a place to eat (many places are closed on Mondays) we found a restaurant that had great food. We called it an early night to get ready for our next day.