Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
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We were a little obsessed with paddywagons this trip but they are the best way to see other parts of ireland that would usually take so long to get to otherwise. That day we had one to Dingle peninsula. This place was gorgeous, so glad we had a nice day for that trip. And it looks across to the ring of Kerry route and it's sort of the same so at least Erich and Emily got a sense of what it should have looked liked. Our bus came a little ...
... to the hostel and crashed for the night.
This morning we woke up early and headed out to get our rental car. Michelle quickly adapted to driving on the other side of the road and, with Mike in tow, headed out to Blarney Castle. We figured we'd be gone maybe 2 hours and it turned into the better part of the day. The grounds are beautiful, the castle is really fun to see, kissing the Blarney Stone is ok. The views from castle are absolutely stunning and the grounds beyond can ...
... in some modern features to repair it! I will never understand this way of thinking.
Out last stop for the day is Cahir castle (dating between 1300 and 1500 situated on an island surrounded by the River Suir two. In 1599 the English tried to overtake it. They have a very interesting display about woman's rights in the castle.
... the other castles I've seen so far, the castle grounds at Blarney were just as much of an attraction as the castle itself. There was a poison garden, many varieties of trees, shops, etc. To get to the Blarney stone, you have to climb to the top of the castle by way of tiny, spiraling staircases. To kiss the stone, you lay on your back, some guy holds onto you, and then you tilt your head back until you're slightly hanging over the edge of the castle's top (better illustrated in ...
... you, at this point it is 12:30 am in the US (aka my bedtime) but its 5:30 am in Ireland. There was no heat on the bus so it was freezing! But that didn’t stop me from sleeping even if it meant resting on some suitcases. so much going on! Scavenger hunt around the city—not helpful I still have no idea where anything is. Went to Tesco for food- have no idea what I bought I was so tired
Tuesday: more orientation stuff and toured the school. Went to a party at a pub ...