Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
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... cathedral towering over us, quite daunting. The St Colmans Catholic Cathedral. We decided to go see. Well, the more one way streets that kept turning us in circles (I was using the ipad GPS) the more determined we were to get to it! It was worth it in the end tho. Arrived back in Cork parked up the car, in a church car park, we have our own security opener. Dinner was across from our hotel in Dan Lowry's Tavern, established 1897. Roast ...
After meeting up with Cameron we set off to Middleton cork, were we stayed in a quite hostel. On the way we stopped at three castles. The first one we looked around and ate breakfast the second we took a tour of the ground and the third we bought food from the grocery store and ate a picnic in the park. Once in cork we checked in and showered then heeded for Kinsale where we had an amazing dinner at the Spaniour pub, it was really old, we shared mussels... Yes kata even ate ...
The Blarney Castle is a great castle so the slow climb is enjoyable. The views from the top are beautiful. Ireland sure is green! Gradually the weather is turning sunnier which is nice. Still cool in temp which is also nice. At the top of the Blarney Castle, you wind around the walkway to the Blarney Stone. You lean on your back over a opening in the wall (sheer drop to the ground - but they know have iron bars to prevent deadly accidents). You hand ...
... to do it but I did it anyway. It was cool but I wasn't very good at it. Then we went back to their house for some lunch and hung out a little bit. After that we went to the husband's dad's house where he has cows and two sheep. The sheep were huge and not that friendly but the cows were very friendly and came right up to us. After we hung out there for a little we went to a lookout at the top of the mountain and it looked over Bantry Bay. It ...
... barren mountains, gorgeous beaches (but not as beautiful as our own Santa Rosa Beach), and lush, verdant pastures for sheep and cattle.
Today (Wednesday, 5/22) we headed out from Killarney and visited the Ross Castle, the Muckross Park (a hunting lodge/manor house where Queen Victoria stayed in 1861), and the Cahill Castle before ending at Cork. Many of the Castles in Ireland are actually "tower homes" and quite unique to Ireland. At one time there ...