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... sprint at least the length of the football field to make the train since the next one wasn't until 2 in the afternoon. This sprinting to make things has become a theme of the trip and everyone stares at the crazy Americans, but hey we made it and got our workout in for the day!
For this adventure, it was just Julia, Fran, and I. The others either had class or didn't want to wake up early, so we had the day to explore with each other. I love traveling and sight seeing ...
... tour of the historical part of the city, the Viking Triangle. Visited inside the Anglican Cathedral, saw beautiful tiled dioramas in alleyway, depicting occupations of the past,saw Reginald's tower , statue of Luke Wadding and the Viking boat. Luke Wadding b1558 was a Fransiscan priest and theologian who initiated St Patricks Day as a feast day. It had been celebrated since the 10th century but he established it as a church celebration. Reginald’s Tower is ...
... faster and my breathing gets shallower. I let Jen get a photo before I pass it along. I'm holding it like a precious egg but others begin to do their Heisman poses. I wish I would have trusted myself to do that, but I feel better not holding it. The cutting area is cool. I now know why Waterford is expensive! It is all cut by hand. So you have all that touch labor. The etching area is also cool and there are ...
... into the city and established a Heritage centre and showroom in 2010. A lot is cut in Eastern Europe in Slovakia and Germany. We spent 1.5 hrs at the factory with demonstrations on the making of crystal and saw the craftsmen working on the various pieces. Waterford keep a copy of all original pieces that are commissioned. We saw some outstanding pieces that take up to 6 months to handcraft. Each craftsmen have a 5 year apprenticeship, get 3 attempts at the ...
... was meant to lead to wisdom, but no - leads to eloquence! Beautiful gardens surround the castle - rhododendrons and azaleas just starting to flower, but daffodils everywhere. Gorgeous.
Drove on then to Waterford. Had a walk around the city after checking in to our B & B - pretty unimpressive compared to many of the places we've been, but looking forward to a tour of the crystal factory in the ...
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