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... Cromwell. He certainly has a lot to answer for in Ireland. There is even a clearly visible cannonball still lodged high up in the outside wall from one of the attacks by the English. Next stop was Waterford Crystal where we arrived in perfect time for a tour of the factory. This was very interesting, each piece is hand made and therefore individual. Quite a process with skilled craftsmen who do an eight year apprenticeship, five years to learn the trade, ...
... walked down the street dressed in green. We went to the karaoke bar, had some drinks, sang, danced and had a great time. We did drink a lot and we only left the bar because it was closing. We stumbled up the street and went to another bar further up the street and stayed a bit. Then we went back to the hotel. Next to the hotel was a pizza place. A group of us went there and ate, then i went to the hotel bar and started talking to the locals. At about 2.30am i went off to bed.
A not entirely unexpected flat tire on these curvy, narrow roads slowed us down a bit but Dan had the spare on in no time and we were on our way but at a top speed of 80 km/hr!
While our tire is being repaired, we have found a great B & B here in Kilkenny. We enjoyed a lovely Italian dinner and met a very interesting restaurant guest. He joined us for some conversation ...
... at the hostel I was roasting...Gotta love being a middle-aged broad...hahahahah
So I got myself ready and hit the streets (already dark) of Kilkenny.
The stores were quaint and not too expensive, I bought a couple of things. I was on a hunt for a scarf cuz I was cold and a little damp and my neck and chest were really cold.
I found the most amazing scarf and paid 5 euro. It looked awesome!
Anyhow, I went to Matt ...
... a soccer field, basketball courts, and picnic areas. Seems like a little less angst than back in the days of thwarting armies with arrows and catapults. After a couple of tries, we got out of Kilkenny and on the road to Cashel. As you drive into Cashel, the castle, sitting atop the limestone hill, dominates the landscape. Named the Rock of Cashel, it was the home to Munster kings for centuries. It was fought over for many years until the 1100's, when the ...