The Earl of Desmond Hotel
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... with the last remaining Earl passing recently with no ancestors. The houses in the town have thatched roofs with the newer ones being lighter in colour. Adare Manor is a significant structure, Adare castle was built in 1200, with the Franciscan friary adjacent. We stopped for a longer period as the coach has a problem with the computerised suspension, which is causing the mud flaps to touch the ground, hence the driver now needs to seek some support, which is ...
... 8221; that we are assured will pass soon. By the time we reach the island, the little shower has indeed passed, so we decide that it would be lovely to take the open horse drawn wagon tour of the sights. I have heard that the islanders speak Gaelic Irish as their first language, and reckon it’s time to show off what I have learned from reading the bilingual signs along the highways. I can see that our man Eaina is quite proud of his horse and decide I ...
... stop, to terminal 1. Luckily at no charge. I checked in my heavy suitcase and proceeded through the usual customs rigmarole, when I realised, oh **** (pardon!), I'd forgotten to take my metal nail file out of my handbag. No problem! It passed through undetected, so much for airport security. Now, I still had English pounds and pence to get rid off (spend), and plenty of time to kill as my boarding gate was yet to be announced. So I walked around lots and ending up ...
... what appears to be driving snow. The sound of harsh winds accompanies the visual. After exploring the town little more, we headed back to the Old Anchor for a vegetarian pizza (including sweet corn, an interesting topping) made by our hosts, Brian and Beata. Bobbi and I both agreed that it was one of the best pizzas we've ever had, including those we had in Italy. We enjoyed conversation with Brian about he and his ...
... stars. One world, small in this expansive universe. We are more similar than different. A lovely evening.
I slept in until 12 the next day and relaxed around the house, watching the English Office, until it was time for me to catch the bus back to Limerick. I was very sad to say goodbye to my host family, but they said I could come back any time. I can't be too sad, though, because tomorrow, I am off to London for the New Years! Ciao!