Kenmare Failte Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Kenmare
... library, drawing room, main hall and billiard room
Second floor through the gentleman's dressing room and the main bedroom.
6x6 bed / sleep upright
Main bathroom, Nursery with Spode wash basins, Exhibition room.
Then through the small bedroom where Queen Victoria stayed, harp and tea set are out.
Queen Victoria's dressing room and main bedroom where a fan is framed
Through the main kitchen scullery
Muckross House is a mansion designed by ...
... recognized that as the only remaining customers in the place we were probably forcing them to stay open well after they were ready to leave, and so we took pity on them and left, drove back to the house, took still more pictures in an interval of late afternoon sunshine and clear air, and closed our day offering up prayers to the Irish weather gods to give us at least semi-decent conditions tomorrow for the Ring of Kerry drive. ...
... to be here one more night (3 altogether) but we have had a change of plans. Original plan was to do Dingle Peninsula tomorrow, then visit with Martina & her family in Tralee, and return to Kenmare for our last night ... then drive to Limerick. Geographically that does not make any sense whatsoever (it made more sense when we were staying in Glenbeigh which is closer to Tralee.) Martina was kind enough to offer that we can sleep there. So we will be packing ...
... who was late.
So we stood next to the bar, really enjoying the music, and very glad we had left the other place. Then we hear the barman announcing that "her royal highness…" had arrived. We didn’t catch the name, but later learned that the German princess Maja Von Hohenzollern just happened to be visiting Kenmare. And she just happened to be visiting McCarthy’s Bar that night. And the local irish dancers had planned a special show for her. So we got ...
... I finally gave up at 8:30 pm. Mom says I was snoring within 3 minutes.
So tomorrow our plan is to tour the Beara Peninsula. Then Tuesday is a free day where we can do whatever we want, before heading on to the Ring of Kerry on Wednesday.
Lessons of the Day:
1. On your first day in Europe, try not to plan any long drives. It makes you really sleepy.
2. On your first day in Europe, don’t take any guided tours. Your mind is not up for ...