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We had a crazy packed day today and we just got back to the hotel to drop our car off and catch a taxi back into town. Turns out, Wednesday night is the main music night of the week with traditional local music in all of the pubs! So, we're taxiing it to the pubs so we can drink and listen to music all night. I'll write more later, so for now, here are some highlighted pics from the day. AWESOME DAY! More to ...
... gave us a ton of tips on places to go, music to hear, and the goings-on of the area. After beer and dinner, we decided 24+hours of being awake was all we could handle. We just got back to the hotel. Matt is in bed. I'm almost there. We have a packed day tomorrow of revisiting the main area tomorrow, including the castle and the Rothe House. Ireland absolutely rocks and everyone is so friendly. This is going to be an amazing adventure. Until ...
Today dawned wet! But, since this is Ireland it was time to get on with it. We were off to Kilkenny City ASAP, even with the light rain. Our first stop was Rothe House. It is a restored home of a very wealthy family, very important to local history. However, it is also a place for research of genealogy, which is why we visited Rothe House first. Dayna had been e-mailing a lady there to see if she could find ...
After enough partying - it's time to leave Dublin! I head south to Kilkenny - getting there way before I could check in! So, I dropped off my bags at the hotel and went to explore!! As my hotel is directly across the river from Kilkenny castle - it was a short dash ... But I stopped at Kitty's Cabin for a hot chocolate. The store owner was so nice ... He is from Scotland and only lived ...
... and kneeling on a floor where the remains of another person are resting two feet below. I asked one of the curators about the tombs, and felt very stupid to have been jumping from spot to spot because apparently there was a man named Oliver Cromwell, who wanted to extinguish Catholicism in Ireland, so he opened all the tombs and threw the remains of all the people buried in them to the common streets.
We then took a walk to Black Abbey and St. ...
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