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... hill country.
Bantry is a cute town, about the same size as Macroom. We have lunch at O'Conners Restaurant. Being positioned in a bay, fishing is a major industry and the seafood we have for lunch is incredible; succulent prawns in a garlic butter sauce and amazing seafood chowder. We walk through the town after lunch, checking out some of the shops before driving along the coast making our way to Drombeg Stone Circle.
... put our new van through its paces! The campsite that we were making for is at Ballylickey, 6 km north of Bantry. We stopped in the town, en route, to decide which restaurant I wanted to book for my Birthday meal. I chose O'Connors, which had a good write-up in the Rough Guide, and we booked the table for 6.15pm to qualify for the Early Bird menu, which was the same as the ordinary menu but a bit cheaper! The Manageress very kindly booked us ...
... startlingly early. They were nonetheless gracious and we were able to unpack and head out to Ross Castle.
Ross Castle is actually a Tower House and it differed in age and temperament from Kilkenny Castle. A tower house resembles a square castle piece in a game of chess. There is one single spiral staircase that provides access to each and every level, the outside is surrounded by a wall which would have provided the first line of defense.
Last weekend we ventured to Killarney for a day trip. I can honestly say, when I envisioned Ireland, this was what I was picturing.
Killarney is a beautiful little town. The houses are all in a row and multicoloured. Little pubs were everywhere to be seen, and the weather acted very Irish (wet and cold, all day).
Shawn arrived on the 24! We had a low key day since neither of us slept due to travels the previous night.
On Sunday (Mal's Birthday!) we went to Bantry to do some walking/hiking. We did not really have a good map and the lady that gave us directions was very vague, so we headed off to create our own adventure. We walked along the coast, onto the beach, down a very small and run down airport runway, up a road, and came across a hiking sign that we decided ...