Paddy and Plunkett’s Summer Staycation

The boys are back in town… Or are they? Like the rest of us, they’ve been locked in for the last few months, and now they’re eager to get away. Staycation or long-haul round-the-world trip, they don’t mind!

Fortunately, it looks like an opportunity to travel has just presented itself.
Staycation Ahoy! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“What’s going on here, Paddy?”

“I’m not sure, Plunkett…”
Travel Beastie-Style - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“… But hop in here and we’ll soon find out!”

Much, much later…

Indeed you have, Beasties. Let the staycation begin!
Let the Staycation Begin! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“We’re here! Um, where is here?”

Luckily, Plunkett has been watching a few of his favourite crime dramas during lockdown, and his deductive powers are razor-sharp. He knows they haven’t left the island of Ireland, because they drove the whole way. Then when he sees how green everything is, and how much water there is around…
Where are We? H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“We’re in the west. Sligo, I think!”

Wow, he’s right! Although I suspect that last part might have been a lucky guess. Sligo is one of Ireland’s smaller counties, but it’s incredibly beautiful. Get a good lungful of that lovely fresh air too, boys!
Sligo Staycation - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Aaaaaaah!”

And there really is water everywhere here! Look, Plunkett’s just found some more.
Sligo Staycation - Paddy and Plunkett - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesSo many waterfalls! You probably won’t be surprised to learn that this town, Ballysadare, takes its name from these beautiful rushing rivers. It’s called “Baile Easa Dara” in Irish, which means “town of the waterfall of the oak”. Clearly Paddy has gone in search of the oak!

Plunkett catches up with him a short while later, in a lovely mossy woodland. One advantage of our climate here is that Ireland is full of these cool, moss-filled hollows.
Plunkett finds some moss - Staycation in Sligo - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd Plunkett LOVES these.

“Paddy! Paddy! Take my picture with the moss!”
Plunkett's Moss Photo - Sligo Staycation - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties“Fine. But we’re definitely going to the beach tomorrow!”

Join us next Tuesday to see if Paddy gets to take his trip to the seaside after all. And if you need a little extra dose of monster fun, be sure to check out what tierneycreates Beastie has been up to on the other side of the Atlantic. A certain handsome Beastie has landed in his new home, and there’s good news to share!

See you next time!