Cleevaun Country Lodge
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Oh,what a lovely day. We slept in and had a leisurely breakfast. Afterwards, we hit the streets-poking around in all the little shops and boutiques. Took some time outs from the shopping to take in some of the sights. Well,really only one sight. Stopped at Discart, billed as an Institute of Irish Culture and Spirituality. What it is is a former three story convent right behind St. Mary's Church. The chapel in this ...
We sleep late. Chris's boss told us the night before that he'd scheduled a "meeting" until 11am, i.e. come into work late. We pick up the car in the city center and Chris heads to work and we head home for a while.
It's time to pick up Adam, Chris's dad. We drive the motorway into the city. It's such a beautiful drive with all the green rolling hills. He lands, we drive home, we pack the car. Chris comes home early and we are ready to go for our ...
... the clay and make it fruitful. The stones they plucked from the ground were stacked atop each other to fence in the small fields of potato crops. The steep hillsides are pockmarked with abandoned stone cottages and stone walls that resemble a patchwork quilt.
We find a ruined monastery, Resc Monastery, squat, hand-packed stone walls all that remains. The boys walk across the stone wall while we walk the sight. A Celtic standing stone from pagan times, 500 ...
... for memories got finished here-last country! Two pretty Celtic Crosses. -reclaimed land....seaweed piled on bare rocks for potato crops -traditional Currach boats for fishing or moving sheep -all Irish schools and camps where kids are sent to learn Gaelic -views of the Skelligs again -thatched houses -cottage in the woods that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman lived in for the filming of Far and Away -a circular mound that dated back to 500 BC-a stone aged ringed fort ...
... by the meanest looking crow. We headed back to town centre and had ice cream at Murphy's then back to the cottage for the night. Dinner consisted of a pre-packaged meal of duck breast and pasta in a sweet chili sauce that was so succulent. In the US I do not normally like duck as it is too gamey tasting to me. This duck, however, was moist and delicious.
What are we getting up to tomorrow? You will just have to wait and see. :)
Other places to stay in Dingle
Annascaul Road, Dingle | 4 star hotelfrom $169
- Steer clear of the Dingle Skellig.
- Clean but no sea view
- Friendly spot
Main Street, Dingle | 3 star hotelfrom $174
- Perfect Hotel in a Perfect Location
- Very nice hotel
The Wood, Dingle | Hotel
- Well worth the money
- Absolute perfection
The Wood, Dingle | Hotelfrom $130
- Just ok
- Loved Heatons
- Great place to stay in Dingle
Strand Street, Dingle | Hotelfrom $121
Ballyferriter, Dingle | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Spa Road, Dingle | Hotelfrom $81