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Into Co. Mayo, and other places

I was at Carrick On Shannon farmer's market with Dana, from California, who is staying at Carrowcrory for a few days. While there she mentioned she wanted to get some wool blankets as gifts for friends. As the morning was misty and drizzling I was not sparked to suggest going to the woollen outlets of Co. Donegal so I suggested that the nearer Foxford Mills in Co. Mayo should be suitable. On the way to Foxford, Dana talked to me about her love of old windmills ... so it was promptly a diversion to Elphin Windmill ... After some chat and storytelling from the community keeper there we made our way to Swinford, Co. Mayo and onto Foxford Mills. I did not take any pics at Foxford Mills but we had a good lunch and Dana found a bunch of good wooden items that she also arranged to ship home plus got excepted from VAT. I thought that was our mission for the day accomplished and we would return to Carrowcrory Cottage ... but Dana does not have much more time in Ireland s