Glendalough International Youth Hostel
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... Rosslare Europort.
A couple of the buildings dated from c.a. 900s, and the monastic city plays a prominent place in local lore and Irish history. We got there just as they were unlocking the doors to the visitor's center. We elbowed through the early bus crowd, grabbed a guidebook and headed off while the bus bugs sat through a brief movie. We had the place almost to ourselves for ...
... quiet ride for the majority of the ride until we got to the smaller rural towns. Then, I got to listen to some beautiful Irish brogue as we drove past and through meadows and mountains, forests and valleys.
When we arrived, we dropped off our bags at the B&B in Laragh, which was up a large hill that seemed to never end and around a couple corners, then we walked about 1 mile to Glendalough. We grabbed a map from the visitors center, then ...
... 8217;s house so fondly.
We had lunch outside the station with Kay’s brother and his wife before we headed off to visit Glendalough. As per usual I fell asleep on the way. Glendalough is beautiful. Locatied in Wicklow Mountains National Park in County Wicklow and known as the valley of two lakes. It is just beautiful and the air so fresh and clean – 100% opposite to London.
There were lots of families ...
... arranged by size (yes, not by a numbering system) .... you would have to see it!!
Returned to the Cliffhouse via lunch at a cute little yuppie resturant called KC Peaches. Carolyn had a bowl of Pea Mint and Potato Soup and I had a "small plate" of serve yourself buffet dishes. Yummy. On the way out I bought a very large Oatmeal and Cranberry Cookie. We checked into hotel, had a ...
... don't give you change .... aaarrghh!
Then back to Dublin we go - to the original hotel we stayed at so we are at least familiar with the area. It's a short walk into the main street area where we pick up a Hop On Hop Off bus tour. The weather is not great so we decide to do the Guinness Factory Tour this afternoon - or should we say, the Guinness Selling Tour. We think the tour has been set up ...