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... shortest St Patrick's Day parade- from 1 pub to another, 20 steps. They did have a beautiful stone bridge with hanging basket flowers. *Blarney Castle: A Norman Castle Bob kissed the Blarney Stone; too many enclosed steps for me with blocked ears! Many visitors. Shopped at the woollen mills after scones and cuppa for lunch. The gardens included a Poison garden that had "opium poppies" in a caged arbour, but were really marijuana plants! Gardens had beautiful fuschias ...
... tour. Our guide worked as a cutter in the factory for years. He has lots of stories to share. He talks about how the company hired workers from many different countries which were known for their glass such as Italy, Germany, and Slovakia. They all have different styles and techniques. But they also did not talk to each other. The factory tour is pretty cool. I could watch the guys who blow the glass for hours. I also ...
... some coke and cordial!! The McCarthy clan are famous in this area, they kept attacking the city. Passed through the town of Cork, the second largest city in Ireland. A lot of the canals have been covered in now for roadways. Murphy's black beer is produced in Cork (owned by Heineken), which is lighter than Guinness, Jameson Whiskey is distilled here too. Henry Ford came from this area. There has always been rivalry between Cork and Dublin, through history (like Sydney ...
Day 4 Drove to Castlecomer discovery park. Nothing there really. Though I did walk into this little craft store that sold handmade jewelry. The guy there was from Miami too, we chatted a bit about the low crime rate in Ireland and blue bell flowers. It was a quick chat but he was cool. I remember him saying something about how he had been working on the gold chain in his ...
... beautiful, including The Wondrous Cross. I felt such a spiritual connection from the death of Jesus on the cross, the people who had worshipped in this beautiful place since the 7th century and us on our journey of discovery of our heritage. Memorable and I'm sure will be a highlight of the trip. Hoping to make it back to Dublin to attend Christ Church Cathedral on Easter morning.
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