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... We always spent some time planning our day in Kilkenny. Surely some more went on, but I failed to take any notes. The night is a bit nebulous. Thursday, June 12 - Another day of foggy memory as well. Pretty sure we did the maticulous task of "trimming" the grass on the cement and brick. Lynn got bit by ants. I weeded a gravel drive. Played a bunch of table tennis - as expected, I not only beat Lynn our first game in Ireland, but skunked ("white washed") her the next ...
... as well so once I finally stopped looking at books, I went up and had a drink while reading (Without Reservations - good book so far)
Mick and Emily came by, and we went to a cafe for lunch, before going back to their place where I was introduced to Father Ted. Oh my gosh, you guys, this show is hilarious! So ridiculous - we were going to go out in the evening but we got caught up on this show.
Peace and love
We decided to take the scenic route through the Wicklow Mountains, a portion of which is a national park. We stopped in Roundwood for lunch at the Coach House Tavern, a historic building with great food and huge portion sizes. Two of us had beef and Guinness casserole and two had cottage pie, which really hit the spot. Even Little D enjoyed scarfing down the beef and delicious sauce, along with a pile of mashed potatoes. We are cracked up by ...
... with us and that we can't leave. If the weather stays this way, I would love to stay! Clean crisp air with a light sprinkling of clouds and sun peaking through enough to keep you warm. Perfection!
When I was in college, I came to Kilkenny. All I remember is one street and a church and a pub. That was about it. I was wrong. This place is full of history, both modern and medieval, clashes of Irish versus the British (there are remnants of the city wall that used ...
... ve driven past and it's too late, and remember you're ALREADY confused from the left/right/left switch in orientation -- it took a little longer to get out of Dublin than planned.
So, after arriving in Kilkenny, a very cool medieval city that once was the capital of Ireland, we only had time for a quick walk-by of Kilkenny Castle, the old city area, and the Black Abbey, an 800-year old stone ...