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Travel Blogs from Blarney
... of the crowds of summer. The Castle estate is quite large, with gardens, a display of wagons, outbuildings, and lovely meandering paths.
Although the line-up to kiss the stone was an hour and a half wait, Gord and I had to do it. Tell people you went to Blarney and didn't kiss the stone? Say what?!
The road twisted and wound around the coast with one minute views of mountains and the next minute of the coastline. Very scenic like travelling the Great Ocean Road.
We came across an interesting sculpture in Cahirsiveen depicting four monks in a sickle boat sailing to a monastery off the Irish coast. Naturally we had to stop for a photo along with many others.
From here we continued along the coast, ...
... we rounded the front of the station, wound our way through some thick crowds and ran right into Darren, our new local host. He was a sprightly red headed man with a beard to dwarf Garrett's and a tandem bike complete with a wagon onto which we loaded our packs. Then, after a brief lecture on the failure of the rear axle, precisely no one got on the bicycle, and the three of us plus the bike and wagon, were off into the city center!
... have the gift of eloquence. Translated....the gift of gab!
Reaching Dublin around 7 pm, we headed to Temple Bar for our final meal in Ireland.
Of course our evening ended with the high/lows of our trip....a tradition in my family to share what memories we take home.
Tomorrow the boys return to London, and very reluctantly I return back to the States. But I will be ...
All in all it was a day full of information, laughter, thoughtfulness and even good food. We ate lunch at 'Lennon's'. The Restaurant has recently moved from it's original site, in the town home of the Browne family..... more connections.
We left Michael and drove to another family site, Browne-Clayton's Folly. A Folly is something that has no purpose and costs money to create. In this case it is a copy of a Corinthian ...