Going there from somewhere else

Feb 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Ireland

It was one of those days when the apocryphal story of a man who stopped at a country crossroads and asked directions might have been recounted, “If I was going there, sir, I wouldn’t be starting from here.” Ballinasloe used to be a familiar place, for eight years we had a cottage in the Co Galway village of Oughterard and we would pass through Ballinasloe on our journey from Co Down. I knew how to reach the town when approaching from the North, but I wasn’t going there from there.

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