2016 was another great year here at Moy River B&B with lots of visitors and new friends being made. We were a little busier than your first year so thank you all for that.
2016 was special for a few reasons; it was of course a great year of celebration for Ireland as we commemorated 100 years since the 1916 rebellion. We got a few of the flags of the time and gave them some air during the year. It was also a time of celebration here in our own community of Cloonacool with the local GAA club celebrating 100 years in existence as well. That was a real fun time with the whole community coming together to enjoy looking back on past glories and great sports personalities from the locality. Even the weather came out to salute.
Speaking of the weather, it was not a good summer. Oh boy, when May was over, that was it. It was wet and cold throughout and at times we felt so sorry for our visitors. However, by now we have learned that people who visit Ireland in the summer seldom come here for the weather. Sometimes, what we call bad weather is just Irish weather to our guests and it just seems to add to their Irish adventure!
I know we lost many great stars of stage, screen and studio in 2016 but the one that seemed to be felt most here in Sligo was the loss of Leonard Cohen. His great concerts held at Lissadell a few years ago will live long in the memory. I think a little piece of of Sligo died with Leonard Cohen.
As I write, our winter weather is doing what our summer didn’t do. We have little enough rain, not much cold and with a small stretch in the days, our laying hens are feeling that spring is in the air. One way of another, this will be a short winter and if it is, then summer and a new season of guests and visitors is just around the corner. Welcome!