Travel Blogs from Tarbert
... but they ate very little of it.
There was a final half hour singing show of old Irish tunes. It was a great show.
I was happy to not be as drunk as last time we were here and went to bed as soon as I got in. John was going out. I considered going for one pint, but decided it would be better to get some sleep! Around 3:00 am, John texts me that I was a vagina! Holy ****, he was still up. Am I glad I didn’t go. I ...
... a fair amount of Guinness.
20 July 2011
Dingle Town to Tarbert (on the Shannon)
Thankfully, Dingle is our westernmost point in Ireland, so now we'll be heading north and east. We are looking forward to finally having some tail winds!
We left Dingle around 9:00am and headed up O'Connor Pass - the highest pass in Ireland. It was about a 7 kilometer climb The Dingle ...
... a jarvey on arrival at Kate Kearney's Cottage and had some time to shop in the gift shop. We were looking for a large Irish flag for the girls' brother and rather than try to sell us a smaller one, the young lady in the shop told us where to look in Killarney Town once we returned.
Katie the Horse and (Jerry?) the jarvey then took us up through the Gap of Dunloe. We are all flatlanders and having to hike uphill in the tallest mountains in Ireland was a little ******* ...
... all stole a rock to keep for memory sake :)
The whole bus ride, our tour guide kept mentioning leprechauns and fairy's. He would tell us stories and tales about the beliefs and it was really fascinating. We drove by one fairy farm where it is believed that they all live, and we also drove by some fairy trees. These are single trees on a farm and the farmers used to refuse to chop them down because they were said to be the home of fairy's. ...
Today we took a boat tour to the closest and smallest of the Aran Islands that are off the west coast of Ireland - Inis Oirr (Inisheer). On the Island we took a pony & trap ride around the island with Michael who pointed out some sites and answered questions. We were riding in it with a couple from Edmonton.
We had lunch on the Island, wandered up to the castle ruins, spent some time on the beach picking up shells ...