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Yes, we had high winds thanks to the tail end of the hurricane! Something I never thought I would experience in Ireland.
But after leaving Dublin and traveling through the beautiful Wicklow mountains we left the winds behind.
We visited the Monastery - which was a great experience. A real step back in in time!
At New Ross, ancestral home of the Kennedy's, we visited the Dunbrody famine ship which ...
... in County Wexford. Things I learned today: Metric is used in Ireland but English don't use it as metric was invented by the French. An inch was the length of Henry VIII's first indexing his thumb. He noticed twelve thumbs equalled his foot and three feet equalled his arm and six feet was his height and should be called a fathom. English use miles but Irish use kilometers. English still use pound sterling as money unit. ...
... year old pub. Apparantly, Sinead O'Connor was discovered here!
Tonight will be our last night in Ireland as tomorrow we have a 4 hour ferry ride across the waters to land in Wales. We are very excited to be receiving a wake up call at 5.30am.........NOT! Fingers crossed they have recliner chairs on the boat! And saying that, it is nearly 9.30pm and lights out!!!!
Catch you when we hit Plymouth in a few nights time.
Sal and Lea
... Cathedral (not Catholic) on the other side of the town before taking Lady Louisa's walk through the nearby countryside and along the river Blackwater. This river was very important as it flows into the sea at Youghal, east of Cork. Apart from transporting goods over the centuries, the Vikings used it when they raided this part of Ireland.
The walk fortuitously brought us out near the castle and our car. The castle is still a private residence of ...
We set off for Cashel, less than 2 hours away. As we drove through Waterford we saw a rotating stop/go sign which we found intriguing. We drove first through Kilkenny county and then into Tipperary so there were flags every where, first the amber and black of Kilkenny than the yellow and blue of Tipperary. There were more in Tipperary of course as they won!! It was raining most of the way, which was true to the forecast, and there were some big puddles on the road.