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And another decent night! Must be the Irish air. Got to stay in bed til half 8 and enjoyed some toasted soda bread which was lush! Mum and dad have gone to Waterford today so we have the day to ourselves. We decided to head towards the Hook peninsula, right at the south west of Wexford. Took a while to get there but was well worth the drive! Wandered around for a bit and borrowed hanks binoculars to ...
the trip on the ferry, we wandered around before dinner to discover
what was on board. To avoid being bored, we went to a game room where
we had a lot of fun. There were also restaurants and a shop on the
ferry. In the evening, we went to the dico party, but we were
disappointed that the dance floor was too small !
... is a kaleidoscope of shades of green at the height of summer as it is now with the purple flowering heather just starting to come into bloom
At Glendalough, the glen of two loughs, is the ruins of a monastery that was first established in the 6th century by St Kevin. The oldest ruins here date from the 10th century, the round tower (top restored) and one of the small churches. St Kevin came here to live in a cave above one of the ...
... just don't get it! Well that was CERTAINLY the feeling we got when we arrived in Cork. Unlike every town we had been to in Ireland which had a distinctly Irish sense about it, Cork could have been any big (and not very interesting) city in Europe. It was dirty, densely populated and very un-Irish. So after driving around for about half an hour trying to find what it was that was so electric, we decided to ...
... Dun Garvin whose Islands are Hook and Crook. This is where Cromwell said he'd take the town "by hook and by crook". Apparently it was the first town in Ireland to get a traffic light. We head to the Viking city of Waterford. Strongbow came here, married and integrated well with the Irish. The Vikings built the wall around the city. Manufacturing of crystal was a major industry in Waterford. It ceased during the famine and in the 1950's the largest factory was opened. It's closed ...