Park Hotel Kenmare
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... could win the shopping Olympics!!
Sheep - raised for meat, not wool. There is a glut of wool. It is not cost-effective to shear the animals.
Black Valley - the sun barely reaches the valley due to the high mountains around it.
Peat wool is the flowers of the peat. They used to pick the flowers and spin it into yarn.
Ring of Kerry
Stop at Ladies View for a picture stop.
Our tour pressed on past many more interesting points of ...
... singing and a great comedian. I haven't laughed so much in ages. The food was ok, but we did get an Irish coffee and the end of our meal. That was the best part. And in all honesty I didn't consider the venue to be a real pub. More like a Restaurant with 5 long tables perpendicular to the stage. Of course no one wanted to sit at the end of the table closest to the stage so I did. It was fun. ...
... a bit too risky for some of our tastes, we headed out for Kenmare by a much tamer route. On a mostly gray day punctuated with periods of hazy sunshine and occasional brief downpours, we drove east along Dingle Bay and south and east to Killarney, and stopped at the Muckross House, an elegant manor house on a beautifully manicured estate, at the northern entrance of Killarney National Park. We had a good lunch at the ...
... and carpets is decreasing as central heating systems have caused people to have more tile/wood floors. So the price of wool is dropping. This is why the farmers were given the subsidies.
* When sheep are sheared, the wool is cut off in one piece. This makes it easier to dry and clean the wool. It’s then bundled into sacks and sold. The wool is used not only for carpet and rugs, but the oil on the wool (called lanolin) is used to make pharmaceutical creams.
... ride. He said it was 2 kilometers to Muckross House, our intended destination, and there were no cars allowed inside the park. I knew this wasn’t true, so we just said no thanks. When he figured out we knew what was going on, he told us the main entrance was 2 kilometers down the road and there was parking right next to Muckross House.
We managed to find the real parking lot, but then had a hard time actually finding Muckross House. All we saw from ...