Barrowville Town House
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... on our feet. We wandered into a cathedral across the street after our customary stop at the toilets. From there, a stop at the shopping centre. We needed to wake up and escape the cold for a few. We found some Kilkenny pamphlets and went on our way after a mini-tour. Naturally we come across "Kitty's Kabin", a candy shop(more about that later). After a peak in, we head to Kilkenny castle. The outside of the castle was beautiful. We took an inexpensive tour ...
... and soaked outside Knowth we headed to the bus and Newgrange, informed that it was a narrow passage "but you'll all get in" and that "everyone is responsible for their own head" in the low passages. It's a slick operation, but no less cool for all that. Once done we were well into the afternoon and I figured we'd head for the midlands. A bit harder to find accommodation, perhaps, but off the most touristy trail. One hostel showed on the map ...
... Irish cold. I have to admit it, I stopped by the chocolate stand and I bought some, I hid them in my mobile for some further desserts ;)
I also meet some other WWOOFers, who where like me, following their host family to this market! It was great to know how things are in other families.
Next week I might go to Dublin to watch a hurling ...
... to belong to the Kells Priory, a medeival monastery that sits in ruins about a mile down the road. There is a main house, a guest house with six or so guest rooms/suites and the breakfast solarium, and a barn/garage. The houses are build from local field stone and reclaimed stone from castle ruins. The interiors are incredibly cozy with overstuffed chairs arranged around large hearths in the common areas, and beds piled high with quilts in the bedrooms. ...
The drive from Bristol to Fishguard (where the ferry left from) was fairly straight forward… in the sense that you just needed to keep driving west across Wales until you hit water – which is exactly what we did.
From the road, Wales looked green with rolling hills and the occasional steeper hill.
We arrived at the port on time ...