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... plenty of safes, vaults, etc. down in the basement. We ordered seafood platters and what a treat we had. The food was delicious – we don’t normally take pics of our dinner, but made an exception this time. A perfect end to a wonderful time spent in Ireland with our friends.
Tomorrow Keith and Maggie are off to enjoy the English countryside while we fly to Paris to get sorted for our bike/barge adventure starting on Sunday.
... the early 1900s, so they sold it to a local preservation society for the princely sum of 50 pounds. I couldn't believe that they would sell a huge, magnificent and historic castle for 50 pounds. No wonder they fell on hard times! No business acumen.
Tomorrow I am heading back to London, and next week I begin my study courses at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. And of course David arrives very soon too. Lots of exciting things happening!
Until next ...
... from the 1400's.
Then onto St. Canices cathedral and the 100 foot round tower. Yes we climbed that stinking thing. It's just a series of ladders and a tiny opening at the top! Ugh!! But the view was great!
Next onto the Black Abbey for the really really old stained glass, 1200's I think.
Then onto Smithwick Brewery for a tour and a pint of beer. One more thing to fill out the day was dinner in a pub with music and traditional dancing. We are now wiped ...
... at La****ns Bar. One of my friends ordered a Shepherd's Pie, and I very quickly regretted not having ordered one because it looked delicious. After lunch we went to Kilkenny Castle and took some pictures in the garden and front lawn. We also went inside the castle for a tour, but most of the stuff was restored and so it took a lot out of the fun of being in a castle from the 13th century. We then walked around the town and went to St. Canice's Cathedral. ...
... our hike. Around the lakes are nine colour-coded walking trails maintained by Wicklow Mountains National Park some which are part ...