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... theirs! Everyone is so friendly! We headed out on back roads, it looked like Liam Neeson movie. Fields of sheep and cattle and rolling hills of crops and old houses dating to the 16th century. Driving on the wrong side is going well for Ned, I guess his driving skills for the crazy will allow him to drive anywhere! Well, heading back to apartment for a big ...
... of churches, St Mary's Cathedral and what's known as the Black Abbey, a 12th century Dominican Friary it was back on the road.
Then on to Emo Court, one of Ireland's grand houses built in true 18th century Palladian splendour.
Following the local Earl selling it off in the 1930s, the Jesuits bought it as a noviciate for over 30 years. In 1969 it past into the hands of a Mr Chomley Dean ...
... a farmers field with cows and the "bull" still roaming. Again back to 600AD on some of the memorials, Great afternoon, which we capped off back in Killkeny with a birthday dinner for my sweetness and the best chocolate cake I think we both have ever had. Back to the bed and breakfast to share a bottle of wine over an open fire... playing crib and sharing of the excitement for the day. Fabulous day. Most memorable so far. Thanks to all that made it special!!
... The cat hung around all night sitting at the glass door near the dining room, looking in at us and crying! After much convincing from the cat crying she/he was rewarded with some scrap roast meat. AJ and CS have named the cat AUSSIE and wished JC and RC a long and happy life with their new pet cat.
It was enjoyable night and email address' were exchanged to ensure another 45 years did not pass without contact.
More family members for AJ's children to visit in Ireland!! ...
... the line to board the ship. Once aboard we abandoned the car and found a nice little spot in which to spend the 3.5 hours of the trip. After a quick bite to eat we both had a nap and caught up on some of the sleep we missing the night before.
After getting off the ship and getting some tourist info, we headed towards Kilkenny where we were planning to spend the ...