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Travel Blogs from Listowel
... they had a really fun trip and enjoyed the train travel very much. For a change of scenery we went to Aghadoe for champagne Friday. There is a sort of park across the street from the hotel there that has an incredible view of Laune Lake, and the bonus is there are also friendly horses for Laura to hang out with. Did you know that horses are very fond of cocktail peanuts? Dinner that evening was at Sol y Sombra - always fantastic, and I think we have tried every type of tapas they offer now!
... sides down to the sea. Great scenery - lakes, famine fences and huts or beehives as they call them. Stopped at one area for the beehives and a little old lady allows you on her land for a donation - there was no way she was going to let you on the land until handed over the 2 euro donation! Amazing how they all lived, starved, died, or immigrated - of course a lot of the Americans were ...
... got lost....again. Apparently Kinsale doesn't feel the need to post any street signs, and they liked to throw in one-ways and wind you around town before abruptly spitting you out again. We entered and exited that damned town twice before finally stopping in the middle of the road in frustration. Erin and I began arguing and mom yelled from the back, "There it is!" Somehow we had stopped right in front of the bed and breakfast! Chris and Tom, the inn-keepers of ...
... Our first stop was at Inch Beach. We just stopped for a quick look. Brian assured us we would be stopping back. At each area of significance, Brian would give a description and hstory of the area. His commentary is really making this area come alive. He is not just talking about what we are seeing, but you can feel some emotion in his description of the area. That really adds to the experience.
Brian was looking for an ...
... got a million germs and probably the reason I have a cold now but oh well. I do remember that America was trying to buy it for like 12 million pounds though of something, to have the stone transported to their equivalent of the Blarney Castle, however of course Ireland kept it.
Lunch consisted of grapes and chocolates from tescos. All you can afford as a gappy. Unfortunately even grapes are pushing it.
Other places to stay in Listowel
The Square, Listowel | Hotelfrom $161