We wandered down to the pier after that. It is a part of the shorefront I do not go to as often as I head for the shore walk. It is quite different from the piers at Killybegs, which had a mix of boat/ship sizes, but was dominated by the large fishing vessels. There are just a few small boats here. At the moment there is some major renovation going on there as a building that used to be an art center is being turned into another B&B. Tourism is the thing that keeps this town afloat and I am curious to see what that looks like over the summer months. There are several lodging options here, from small B&Bs to a fairly large hotel for a small village, many of which have been in business for a while, so there must be enough tourists to keep them going.
As we were walking back up towards town, we happened to be standing on the corner when we noticed the blue lights of a Garda car flashing up the street. Then another one drove by. I looked the other way and saw why--three big trucks were heading through town, each carrying a part of a wind turbine. A wind farm is being built in the hills nearby. The blades came through a couple of weeks ago. It was quite a job making the corner with the blades, but these parts were not as long and they seemed to have no trouble.