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... a church service with my roommate. The church looks like a castle from the outside and we have always wanted to see what the inside looked like/experience an Irish service!!
ps: French fries are "crisps" and cookies are "biscuits"
pss: I tried black pudding for the first time yesterday..wasn't bad but a little freaked out about what it is made out of
... fascinating, a bit devastating, and a real eye opener. I had no idea of the enormous history of Irish Independence nor the struggle they went through as a precursor to the Troubles. For example, during the First World War, Ireland enlisted to fight alongside Britain on the promise that they would be granted the right to rule themselves. However, when the Irish politicians went back to the table to work out the details and propose a proper bill for Home Rule ...
... and the Blarney Stone, you have to climb up the old spiral stone staircases which narrowed the closer to the top you got. Fortunately, the stairs have a rope handle you can use to help pull yourself up. We stopped on each floor we could to take a break. But we finally emerge on the rampart.
The view from the top of the castle is wonderful and fortunately for us it is a decent day. The views are very lovely from there. We work our way over ...
... group had come up together but the views were nice and we just took lots of selfies to pass the time.
The actual Blarney stone is about three or so stories up on the top of a castle. The stone is a particular block in the ramparts that you kiss by leaning out upside down from the walkway. There's iron grate underneath so you couldn't actually fall through, but pretty much nothing between you and the ground as you lean out and stretch to kiss it. ...
... quite beautiful, with several gardens (including a poisonous one), waterfalls, and beautiful views from the top of Blarney Castle. After making our way back to the Blarney Woolen Mills and having a tasty lunch, we did a little bit of shopping.
Our next stop was the hotel in Killarney, County Kerry. This was a more modern hotel, but with a great pub (Scruffy's) next door, and another ...