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... the other side at a place called The Glen of Aherlow. The Glen is a picturesque valley nestled between the Galtee Mountains. These are the highest inland mountains in Ireland.
The next day we drove to a small town called Casel. We stopped there to see the castle called the Rock of Cashel. I also wanted to see a folk village and museum I had read ...
Blarney Castle in Ireland was one of those fortifications originally built in wood of which nothing remains. Built initially in the 1100s it soon succumbed to western Europe's importation of gun powder from China, which powder the locals quickly learned to stuff down an iron barrel, roll a rounded stone and later an iron ball down the barrel, light the powder in the barrel, and blow all wooden fortifications to smithereens. ...
Today we headed out from Killarney and made way on towards Cork. Along the way we stopped in Blarney to see the Blarney Castle, which dates before 1200. Parts had been destroyed and build back up over the years due to wars. If you hadn't guessed it, the Blarney Castle is home of the Blarney Stone, the famous kissing stone that is said to give the gift of the gab, or eloquence. The stone itself was built into the tower ...
... be me rambling essentially just me typing as I am thinking. A sort of E-Brainwave of sorts.
Like enough **** lets do this!
What training have I been doing in preparation for my big trip where I hope to visit the likes of Patagonia and Mendoza and whatever other rock/adventure I can get my hands on and scare the **** out of myself. So far I have just kept with my usual effort of climbing, never got into the training mind frame, found ...
... for photos until we came to Waterville which was a lovely seaside village with sandy beaches and then just beyond the town rugged cliffs. The next part of he journey, the road climbed until it came to a wonderful viewing point which looked both east and west at views of cliffs, green fields, villages and little islands scattered in the ocean close to the mainland.
There was also quite a large statue of the Virgin Mary ...