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After another week of class (more like week of fun with a few lectures), it was time to go on another trip. Last week was full of movies nights, which we watched Mary Kate & Ashley's Passport to Paris in preparation for next week, pubs, and clubs. Once Friday came, we woke up very early and made our way to the Irish Rail. A long walk to the bus stop, bus ride, and hour train ride later finally brought us to that days adventure: Kilkenny. The best part of all of this is that we had ...
... the remains of a monastic settlement established by St Kevin. Well, I never!. It was occupied from the 900's to 1700's, though he died in 618AD. There is even St Kevin's way, two long walks that cover the routes pilgrims took to get to the site. Cannot imagine pilgrims walking about 30 km to get to see my St Kevin! This is all in a beautiful valley setting with two big lakes nearby. Continued over the Wicklow Gap near the top of the mountains. Quite a ...
The TTs decided to give Waterford a miss after the b&b hostess explained that all the Waterford crystal is now made in Europe and the factory now employs only 100 people, down from 2000 a couple of years ago. So they travelled to Lismore, which is a hidden gem! Lismore castle and grounds were very impressive, as was a lille cafe in the middle of this quaint town. Spent a few ...
... 16 Some photos of Waterford taken yesterday afternoon. Visited Waterford Crystal factory with photos attached of horse and coach worth 40,000 Euro!
Lunch in Kilkenny with 18/19th century castle - photo attached.
Dublin mid afternoon and did a brief walk of immediate streets and St Stephens Green park, photos ...
... 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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