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... a cute little market town. It once boasted a castle from the 1100's, but as it was crumbling in the 1960's the government demolished it and only a few ruins still stand. We walk under the castle gate, one of the few and down to the river path, the River Sullane. Leaving Macroom we head to Bantry, along the coast, a larger market town set at the head of Bantry Bay. The GPS guides us, not so well down tiny country lanes. Grass grows in the center of the narrow one lane ...
... We could hear their singing from the next room, as us Americans enjoyed watching P.S. I love you. We thought this was suitable because it was filmed in Ireland.
The next day, we woke to some tea, cereal, and brown bread for breakfast. Brown bread is not what we have in America. I'm not sure what it is but it looks and tastes like a mix between soda bread and whole wheat. By 10am, we were off to see Farmer Nick (who attended bible study the night before). The amount of land ...
... to a cafe in a beautiful old church in Skibbereen for coffee and cake. Paul went across the road to a money machine, which 'ate' our Thomas Cook card. Needless to say Paul used a few choice words -international language. The bank was closed and we banged on the door. A security guard openned it a fraction and peered out and in the most exquisite Co Cork brogue told us that the machine would have broken our card in two and that we needed to come back ...
... ruins and graveyard of Muckross Abbey, Muckross House and gardens, through wooded areas that conjure up mystical visions of the Irish fairy folk, passed some tranquil scenes of the green landscape ascending from the calm waters of the lake, and up to the cascading waters of the Torc waterfall. We stopped at the waterfall carpark for a short walk up to the waterfall itself. The walk is through another wooded area with moss covering everything like a thick green carpet over ...
... that's no one's fault but hers).
We had dinner at The Snug on the Quay in Bantry. All good and we shared gooey chocolate cake and ice cream.
Apparently we ate lunch somewhere but it wasn't memorable enough to make it into Granny's journal.
After dinner, back at Dromcloc House we strolled down to the bay; the girls got closer to the water than the olders but it was a lovely evening and we were ready for bed at the end of a long day.
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