Blarney Castle Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... their history, and their language had been suppressed for too long. I have to say, I agree with her wholeheartedly. She does not believe she'll see a united Ireland in her lifetime, with Ulster/Northern Ireland rejoining the Republic of Ireland but hopes for it someday. I'd liken the situation on a different scale to Australia becoming a Republic but having to hand over Tasmania to the British as compensation. She also couldn't understand why we still have ...
... since there is just two metal bars between you and falling to your death. They do have two guys there, one to take a photo and one to help you reach the stone. A couple comes after us and I watch them. The lady is about my height and she has to do some serious gymnastics to be able to kiss it. Her husband is tall and reaches it pretty easily. That decides it, no way.
After our climb back down the winding staircases, we walk over to ...
... to visitors, but not until Summer so we just had a look at the outside, which was gorgeous.
We had wanted to have a quick look around Cork itself but had spent quite a bit of time at the Rock and Blarney so weren't sure what we would fit in. We set the GPS for Fin Barre's Cathedral in the central city and got taken on a wild ride down the smallest, skinniest back streets you've ever seen - even worse than Wellington! Some dodgy hairpin turns and some two ...
... a rope the entire time! It was a truly beautiful castle though. Walked around, had lunch at the kids table... We then went on to cobh, where the 3 of us had a free guided tour of st. Coleman's cathedral! Apparently this is unusual, as the bus tour guide didn't even know this was possible. It is absolutely gorgeous, and the work that went into it... Incredible. There was an older gentleman that joined, who I swear could have been the doctor! He was... Uniquely ...
... English Market which had every conceivable food, with magnificent arrays of meats, fish and cheeses. We always head to the library for internet connection and am writing in a beautiful old buiding. Public libraries are great. We'll have another explore and then head back to the bus station to get the 2.30 to Coomhola, just outside Bantry, arriving approx 4.30. Christine from Mill Little will pick us ...