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Visit the Waterford Crystal showroom. Drive to Kilkenny to see magnificent 13C castle. Continued to Dublin for two nights. Next morning, see elegant Georgian squares, Irish Presidents home, O'Connell Street and Customs House. Then visit Old Library of Trinity College to admire 8th century Book of Kells. Hotel ...
... it took us a both a little while to get used to sitting on the opposite side of the car & driving on the left again!
On our way to Kilkenny we drove through the Wicklow mountains & managed a cache & couple of pictures in the freezing cold & very strong winds before deciding they ...
... I have learned to pronounce but can never actually remember how to, I stepped into the Ireland of my dreams. A quaint small town, which had every aspect of a picturesque Ireland and a very modern Ireland. The main street is narrow and full of small shops; a family butcher, a family pharmacy, a convenience store, shoe stores, clothes shops, and of course, at least four pubs per block.
My friends, Javi and I booked a hostel for the night, and it was ...
... 5 entry gates...only one still exists.
We say a Merchants house ....now a museum, the town hall, old city jail and the site of a public burning...the only one to be carried out in Kilkenny...however there were numerous hangings.
The city has seven churches both Catholic and Anglican...of all these 2 are Cathedrals.
Many changed from one religion to another from Henry 8th/ Cromwell period.
The city has seen much political and religious tensions over the centuries.
... especially the music and the rats.
Today was a relaxing day spent with granny and a small walk with Liz.
Granny Wilson cooked a traditional Irish dinner consisting of Bacon and Cabbage in a parsley white sauce and mashed potatoes. It was very tasty.
Their cat is over ...