The Downhill Inn
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... this past night, but woke up early with Sandy to a lovely hail storm coming against the windows, with beautiful dark clouds all around us. Noreena played some more video games but I got her to read aloud 4 short stories to me, one about Charlie a baboon who makes fun of all the other animals till he realized he had a big ugly bottom and so he hides and yeah. Ha. Pat was impressed I got Noreena to read! Darragh has a grand interest in the traditional music, played some tunes, ...
... up the locals!!! We then headed back to the bar for another pint and to hear some music. A "balladeer" was advertised at 10 pm. Well, he was irish, and he sang, so I guess that makes him a balladeer. But he was singing tunes by billy Joel and that "only miss the sun when it starts to snow" song. So, no traditional Irish music tonight. Ah well. So now we are back in our room, calling it a night. I hope you are all enjoying your ...
... in exchange for help around the house, etc. One of her maaany projects she's constantly got brewing (wedding singer, Airbnb services, couchsurfing services, auditioning for a T.V. show, going to school, moving to the States [to find a man, naturally]). We had quite the craic on these narrow winding roads. Saw loads of beautiful scenery - a beautiful shoreline, the 12 Pins, endless stone walls on rolling hills filled with sheep or horses, and scores of picturesque pubs. ...
... Sadly there was another snorer in the room and the hostel, while full of people, is strangely quiet. Just a little too big to encourage people to meet one another, I guess, and no staff going "tonight I will mostly be going to the pub, if you want to come", which worked so well in Derry. No great problem but for a sleepy hostel I didn't get quite enough sleep.
... charts for the area.
Before I went on the trip I went into the Tourist office in Arthur's Quay in Limerick looking for some information on the waterways.
They did have a Guide to "Ireland's Inland Waterways" but it did not cover from Limerick to Killaloe,which is what I was looking for.
I had the old Shell Guide to the Shannon and that covered from Killaloe to Lough Key very comprehensively which I brought with me.
We went through Killaloe at 1800 ...