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Our morning in Dublin started out a lot like yesterday morning (except SteveC ran and got Starbucks for everyone this morning - taking a page from SteveB's playbook!). We knew we had a long day ahead of us and needed to hit the road but, alas, we kept Dad out at the pub a bit too long last night and he woke up a bit tired (OK, "as exhausted as I have ever been in my life" to quote him). It seemed to me a small price to pay for the great time he had ...
Blarney Stone kissing then off back to Dublin. Saw where some of Braveheart scenes filmed.
Guinness Brewery where we learned to pour a pint of Guinness.
Great view from top of brewery.
Oshea's for dinner - beef & Guinness pie.
said goodbye to tour group.
... cost. After watching the shuttle drivers use the stick shift (reverse was right next to first and both were "up" coupled with all of the other "left" issues) I was more than a bit nervous. It turned out to only be another 20 Euros a day, so peace of mind for around a hundred bucks was worth it. I was especially happy we did it when we reached Cork and got off the Motorway and even more so when we hit the really tiny streets of Kinsale.
I drove, Z was ...
... byes to Christina and Derek and took some pictures. We also talked about her dog Millie and shared stories about our dogs, who we are missing really bad now.
My main goal of the day was to take the Kinsale walking tour given by a gentleman named Dan Herlihy. Diane’s feet were bothering her (the cobblestones can be rough) and she was not sure if she would be OK on a long walking tour, so she decided to visit a local café to write in her journal and people watch. ...
... during many occassions and pointed out the many parts of the fort including the barracks, prison (which we were standing in), hospital, supply rooms, along with many others! We were now free to roam the fort! It was extremely cool to be walking around in the fort, there were soo many different buildings and the view to Kinsale and our on the water was absolutely awe-inspiring! We took this opportunity to take as many cool and fun pictures as possible! We went into all the ...