Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
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... of some music by a local band, The Kilkennys, keeps us there sipping through a bottle of Red before they begin at 9.45am. And how good were they. Four incredibly talented musicians who just looked like they were having fun. Best laid plans of leaving after a while end at 12.15am when they finished. Tomorrow we will have a look around Kilkenny and then back to Dublin for our last night in ...
... I had the GPS on my phone turned on (thanks for reminder Kathy). Road works scuppered this brilliant plan and we went round in a circle before making our escape. Still, we came across a petrol station so it wasn't all bad.
Our first stop on the way was the Drombeg Stone Circle. This is a Neolithic circle of rocks in a paddock dated to 1100-800 BC. It was down a narrow little lane and we were lucky that nowhere ...
... whiskey is roasted using a smokeless fuel (such as anthracite) whereas the Scottish use peat which gives off smoke and imparts a distinctive ‘peaty’ palate to the whisky (think of Laphroiag). Also Scotch whisky tends to undergo a double distillation, whereas Irish whiskey is triple-distilled. We also learnt how the whiskey is often stored in barrels that may have previously ...
... think they are they from?"
Drunk older friend in best American accent: "Wyyy-ooo-mming"
Drunk James: " So you're American...why aren't you all 250 lbs?"
Drunk Stephen in best Southern accent: "Hey, ya'll!!"
Drunk James:"Kerin is Irish. Ashley, you're Russian. Ashley Slovosky"
It was drunk Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum that were the first to inform us that our next stop on our sojourn was known as "Stab City" and that we should wear puffy coats to ...
... through the peaks and troughs. A bit of an uncomfortable night as we couldn’t stay still in our beds, but I suppose it makes it more authentic, considering what our voyage is commemorating. In addition, as I have previously mentioned, the Balmoral is a cruise ship and therefore not really built for transatlantic crossings; we have done this voyage before on proper ocean liners (the QE2 and the QM2) and the voyage is much more comfortable.