Carraig Liath House
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... snuck into the hostel to shower. I figured it would be worth the extra time. That and the drive meant I wasn't at Tralee till around 1. I'd stopped in a village, always pleased that every little place has a shop. The first shop was an odd one, a funny mix of things, but I found some fruit and then, joy, home made scones. Not much else in there, at all, very odd. The other end of the village had another shop, and I stopped there too, to make sure I could deliver on the promise ...
... to death from the potato famine, the British landlords would offer to give families a house, farm and livestock . . . if the family would agree to denounce the Catholic faith and covert. Most people decided to starve rather than covert to Protestantism. However, TP still knew which families caved, and he talked about it as if it had just happened.
We drove on to a museum, which portrayed the culture of the Blasket Islands. Great Blasket was just three miles off ...
... at the beach and were able check out McCarthy Castle.
After lunch, we took another trip to a fort. This one had walls 10 feet thick.
For the evening activities, we went to a pub to play trivia! 8 rounds, ten questions each. Luckily we had a boy from Canada on our team who happened to be a genius. And since we used our resources, we may have used from wifi.. Work smarter, not harder, right? We won :)
Drove past home and into Caherdaniel for dinner at the Blind Piper. Had a table right beside the open fire and had a great pub meal and a couple of pints. As the food critics say.....I elected to have the Cottage Pie and "she"went for the Lamb Chump Chops. We would highly recommend both of these dishes should you happen to pass this way. Home very slowly round the mountain top and lit the fire for a night in.
... not -- we only had one student on our boat get sick, so it wasn't too bad. One long hour on the seas of Ireland and we approached the base of Skellig Michael. AMAZING! We ascended up a series of ramps and steps until we reached a guide at the bottom of the base of the climb. She gave us the ground rules and made sure we all understood how to make it up and down the steps safely.
There are approximately 635 steps to climb to get up, and along the ...