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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Free parking
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... a castle in the rain. You know there is going to be a wet stone staircase with little or no railing somewhere. So I decided to head for the Swiss cottage instead. The Swiss cottage was the summer house of the first Earl of Glengall, Richard Butler and his wife Emily. It was built in 1810. Now I say it was their summer house, but they never actually stayed there. The cottage is only 2km from their castle in Cahir and they would make day trips to it in the summer to ...
... elements that they are practically illegible. We could not read the inscription, but we know it was the Shortall grave. We may never know if this Shortall is our ancestor, but we decided to adopt him just the same and we said a little prayer for the people laid to rest there.
By this time the shadows were getting long, so we decided to pass up Jerpoint Abbey, Inistioge, and Graiguenamanagh. We headed back to Kilkenny and had dinner at the ...
... some really old cathedrals and graveyards, black abbey where smithwicks is brewed, medieval streets where markets were held. Ate dinner at Kyetelers Inn, which was home to a woman names Aloce Kyeteler. She had 4 husbands and three died quite mysteriously. She was accused of witchcraft by her kids and friends and escaped the night before she was to be burned on the stake. This was in ...
... The only major stop we made along the way was to visit the ruins of a monastery in Glendalough founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin. It was a quiet little spot, rich with history, and just a tad haunting.
If today is any indication, Oliver likes driving through Ireland. He slept most of the time, and when he was awake we passed the time singing songs and playing. I reflected today that it would likely be very difficult to entertain a baby if you have ...