Mount Brandon Hostel
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... 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 ...
Wake to a glimpse of sun and blue sky but its not long before it all tuns grey and overcast. we stop at the lookout out Ardagh which overlooks the lakes of Killarney, skirt around the town and down to Ross Castle. Have to watch out for runners as there is a fun run on and it passes near the castle, so visitors get to dodge the runners. The only way to see inside Ross Castle is to do a guided tour which lasts about 40 minutes. It's basically winding around one staircase and stopping ...
... 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 ...
... the conversations of my classmates, the crunch of gravel underfoot, and the bleating of nearby sheep.
The church was not the traditional Catholic cathedral I was expecting. It was actually a Celtic temple built in the 7th century. It was made of stone and shaped like a pyramid. The grass outside the church was clipped, or possibly grazed, close to the ground and covered in little white daisies. It looked to perfect to be real. TP is such a character that ...
... doesn't look very far but was a whole day trip. After gettting back we went for dinner and had Guiness stew and potatoes (what else in Ireland). The meals here are huge as the stew -- covered in a nice puff pastry -- was served in, what to me was, a mixing bowl and had about a 1/2lb of beef in it. The "Baby" potatoes were bigger than golf balls and there were seven of them. If this keeps up they will be charging me for an extra seat on ...