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... some tea, juice, and scones and then set out on our own for a stroll around the grounds. We walked around the Japanese Gardens, which were very pretty and peaceful. We then walked up and down the lanes of the paddocks of some of the National Stud's beautiful geldings and mares. Even though it rained fairly steadily, we didn't mind because it was "a fine soft rain" and we pretty much had the entire place to ourselves. It was very nice and the horses were beautiful. At noon ...
Flew into Dublin, hired a car and headed straight down to
Kilkenny, about a 2 hour drive south. Guinness and good music are on
the cards. The pubs are alive with people and seems to be a good place
for a weekend. The weather is pretty average with lots of showers and
blowing hard which makes the hiking planned not an option. We duck in
and out of alley ways and wander ...
... and we Boston this and Boston that...Oh it was because I said I was gonna be a huge critic on the seafood chowder and that is how Boston came up. So we kept up the chat and I asked the guy what time the entertainment started. He answered so quickly that I had to ask, "Are you the entertainment?" He was. And oh my was it the best I have heard in a long time. He sang (like an angel) and played guitar. His partner did little backup ...
... soft drinks and liquor are available. You can nap on cushioned seats in lounges, shop, gamble or watch TV. Or you can rent a tiny sleeping room with a loo for 20 pounds. Hint...take kindle or iPad and chargers as it has free wifi. The duty free shop has reasonably priced gifts. Short stops at the JFK Memorial in the family birthplace and a famine ship that took people to America during the Irish potato famine in the town of ...
... back in the 1930's. That's some foresight! From the graveyard, you can look down the hill to the Hore Abbey below. With a name like that, we had to visit. Kim was a little apprehensive, as we had to walk through some fenced areas to get there. "I think we're trespassing," she said with great concern. I assured her the Rick Steves had given me the instructions, and this seemed to relieve her a bit (note to self, use this excuse in the future). The Hore Abbey ...
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