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Cycled 30 miles from Eyries to Kenmare. A very pleasant cycle along the northern coast of Beara, along rolling hills. Stopped for a little hike up to a stone circle, somehow missed the larger stone circle along this route. Arrived in Kenmare early enough to wash some laundry. Probably the highlight of the day ...
... on Friday night was a nightmare so programmed the gps for kinsale anther seaside spot we had been told was great. What a good decision after lots of stress travelling ate arrived at this gorgeous little place that was a nightmare to drive around as the roads were so narrow eventually stumbled across the White House inn what a fabulous spot we got the last room and a spot at the bar toooo much guiness ad murphy's stout seafood chowder and Irish music fantastic ...
... braved the Healy Pass. Takes some concentration driving but worth every bit. Most spectacular and the statuary and explanatory plaque at the top of the Pass are interesting. Don't miss the "1931" in the cliff face.
From Lauragh we drove north until we found the sign for Gleninchaquin Park. Down a looooong boreen to the point that I was sure I had missed a turnoff and would end up in some farmer's yard, but all of a sudden there ...
... rain. Anyways, its sunny now and after having lunch, we wanted to share some pics! Enjoy and talk to you soon!!
The Good Life!!!
Jenn and Mel
Lessons learned so far:
1. It is never too early to smoke a pipe in Ireland
2. Always ask taxi drivers for directions...it's their job and they are good at it.
3. It rains here unrelentlessly.
4. If it's an option, ALWAYS order the mashed potatoes.
Lisdoon, Lisdoon, Lisdoon, Lisdoonvarna!
South bound to Cork as quick as we could leave
To meet up for dinner with cousins Bobby & Steve
In toe were Marion, Suzie, Christine, Robert, Roy...the whole clan
The restaurant we went to so incredibly grand
That night was mum's first hostel in 20 years
But that didn't stop us from having to put plugs in our ears
On our last day Marion came at ...