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... Antoinette, Jimmy, Toni, Cormac, Leona, Eabha, Emma, Shona, Ita, Andy, Rachel, Mia, Heidi, Laura, Sean, Bernie, Eoin, Hillary, Mal, Greg, Ellie, Therese, Boidu, James, Sylvia, Sean, Kate, Carmel, Peter, Linda, Liam, Nicky, Cathal, Emma, Lucy, Marty, Roisin, Mary, Noel, Erie, Patrick, Orlaith and Grainne), dogs (Bubbles, Cocoa, Peggy, Bran, Rueben, Jordan, Magpie, Bobby, Liam, Babs and many more I ...
... because they invented the latter. Or so the plaque said. The building used to be a seminary though now is used for occasional retreats (we've all had some of those), and has a church as part of the structure. It's quite a nice understated church for a Catholic one, with a sign of the times, the 'policy on child care' announcing unequivocally that all abuse is a sin. Though given that Catholics only need repent to win their place in heaven, that ...
... the Front Door, another pub w Kirsty had recommended. Although there was no cover band at that time, it too was excellent: many rooms and floors that you wouldn't expect from the outside, including a cool outdoor roof area with friendly locals. The group was with a Traveler, or an Irish person who, in order to progress in her trade of carpentry, had to leave her home for 3.5 years and travel around. She only had a few weeks to go! We all danced to the retro music in the crowded (but ...
... side to a place called O'Briens Tower. A former Lord and MP had built the tower in the 1870s as a viewing platform and basically got the whole Cliffs Of Moher tourist thing going. Took heaps of photos. It is such a raw, wild beautiful sight. The sea is very quiet today, but must be spectacular when there is a big swell running. We walked around to the other side to look back at the Tower and wind just stopped. It was the most amazing thing. Over about 4-5 paces you go from full on gale ...
... when I decided to book my trip to Ireland. The weather on the trip was rainy and windy for most of the time; we had just missed heavy flooding in Cork. But on the day of the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge challenge, the weather turned beautiful - it was sunny and the wind was gentle. I believe Tanny was with me in spirit and gently helped guide me across.
Some brief history - the rope bridge has been in place for 200 years. Fishermen ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed