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... was pulled down or destroyed somehow, in the early 1600’s the Parkes who came from England took it over and built a large house that incorporated one of the curtain walls and two of the towers. They were here for less that 100 years, then the place was abandoned for almost 300 years until archaeological excavations were done in the 1970’s then the place was restored in the 1980’s. It has a lovely outlook over Lough Gill.
© Lynette Regan 14th June ...
... Today we didn't go straight here, we kind of tooted around Connemara to take in our surroundings. We crossed over the Quiet Man's Bridge, ate at Quiet Man's Cafe, and talked about the movie that was filmed there, called The Quiet Man. John Wayne starred in it, and I have no idea who he is, but adults should know. Kids these days only know pop stars and new movies. Well, we have had a long travel day, so see ya! - ...
... a particular harrowing flight a passenger asked for a coffee and the bar tender made him one adding a good splash of Irish whiskey, then when asked what sort of coffee it was he told them it was Irish coffee. The name of the bar was B O’Regan’s.
It was still sunny when we visited Adare Castle with the frist tour of the season. Fortunately there was just 6 of us. Our lady guide was very good and told us a lot of the history of the castle and ...
... Also on the island we saw an old slate quarry that is now a religious grotto. The quarry was worked from 1816 until the early 1900’s. Slate from here has been used on the houses of parliament in London and on several of London’s railway stations. It has a lovely soft talc feel about it.
Making our way along the northern part of the ‘ring of Kerry’ and following the guide book ‘Back roads of Ireland’ we managed ...
... the car a couple of parks forward. By the time I got out of the car it was starting to rain - big spots. Within a minute it was torrential rain, thunder and lightning and hail which lasted about an hour. I've never been in such a thunder/lightning storm. When we walked back into town the rain had stopped, and by the time we walked back at 8.45ish, it was blue skies and sunny again. No wonder everything grows so well here.
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