Mount Brandon Hostel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
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We woke to another splendid morning. Warm and sunny. After a leisurely start to the day we all decided to walk around the corner to see the Gallarus Oratory. It is a structure which looks a bit like an upturned boat, and in fact is a miniature church. It was constructed between the 6th and 9th centuries and is the best preserved early Christian Church in Ireland. We then ...
... homes in the area, upgraded them and used them as holiday homes. I could understand why they liked the place so much - it really is beautiful.
Our first day involved tracking down the ancestral cottages, which my travelling companion indulged me in. This meant driving down narrow roads and lanes following the directions and maps an older relative had given me. The first house was easy to find and despite ...
... into the town center to get something to eat. We went into a place called The Lane that had caught our eye earlier in the day and thought we would give it a shot. It wasn't bad but it was by far the least favorite meal of the trip, outside of the airplane food. It was a very chic place but to us it felt like it was trying too hard and was kind of overdone. It had weird chairs, a lot of shiny metal, lots of mirrors and glass, padded walls, ...
... quite difficult compared to what I was expecting. I'm not really in shape, so I was totally exhausted by the time we got to the top. There were some parts where the incline over loose rocks was so steep that every step was so much effort. The mountain top was up in the clouds too, so we couldn't see the top on the way up and we ...
... wanted to take it home but it definitely would not be an acceptable item for customs. Today we headed for Dingle which is the gateway to the peninsula north west of the Ring of Kerry, called the Slea Head. Since the last 2 days have had better weather in the afternoons we decided to reverse our original agenda for the day. So the first port of call was the Dingle aquarium, no guesses for who this stop was for. Liam got to see how an octopus swims, it swims backwards by ...