Clonea Strand Hotel
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... with solid colour. The farms were neatly maintained with row after row of rock fences. At this time of year the farmers are busy with their harvests, so there was no end in sight of bales and rolls of feed.
Ireland is certainly green – the locals always joke of their weather: Summer it rains, Spring it rains, Autumn it rains, but in Winter, it snows. We were very lucky, and even with the remnants of ex-typhoon Bertha crossing ...
... families out and about and the laughter of children filled the air. We walked around one of the big lakes and then a little ways up the mountain, before walking further along to the old monastery, round tower and cemetery. Apparently this monastery is very important to history and was settled by the Christians in the 6th century.
John tells me that there is a Britton buried in here somewhere, he found ...
... County Waterford. The 32 counties of Ireland (North & South) play out their rivalry on the fields of Gaelic Football (like soccer but everyone can pick up the ball and it's fair game to tackle your opponents much like Aussie Rules) and Hurling (imagine a medieval battle documentary footage on the History Channel at fast forward speed with a small leather clad stitched ball exchanging sides). County colours in support of their respective teams can be seen flying from homes ...
... Bunmahon and tell us about the Crowleys they knew who used to own a pub (High Chaperone), in Dungarvan. You can't beat the Irish hospitality!
Headed down the valley to Stradbally to buy a postcard - except it's too small to have its own postcard. Went up to the churchyard to see if we could find some Crowley gravestones - wouldn't you know it, there they were all nice and orderly, right inside the front gate.
We stopped for dinner along the main street and then took off east to find Dungarvan and our B&B for the next two nights. We arrived in Dungarvan after dark and after asking a friendly gas station attendant, we followed a long bridge to the east end of town where our B&B waited. Once we'd checked in we settled into a beautiful room. The lights of Dungarvan reflected off the tide and the sight was incredible.