Fernhill House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Clonakilty
Most of my posts so far have been about the trips I have taken with my friends, but I do go to classes at UCC, contrary to what it may seem. I am taking four classes here: Physics II and Physiology II, both with labs, Introduction to Irish History, and Intro to Irish Traditional Music. Physiology is only 6 weeks and labs for Physics are only every other week, so compared to Quinnipiac my schedule is very easy. I have only missed two classes so ...
I was feeling like normal this morning. I got another belly full of toast (our normal breakfast) and off we went for Blarney Castle. The castle keep was built in 1446 and was built or rebuilt on top of a castle that was built in the 1200's. It is now in ruin, but you can still climb to the top of the keep. The King of Munster (probably has nothing to do with the cheese) supplied 4000 men to the Scottish King. For this, the Stone of Scone ...
... exactly as your would picture an Irish pub with live music playing in the back.
The next day spent the morning exploring Cork. We wandered into an English market full of fresh food and some incredible smells. We bought 4 scones for a euro and a shot of melted chocolate for another. That afternoon we took a day trip to Kinsale, a small port town outside of Cork. Being the off season we were amongst the ...
... my overwhelming impression from my visit is a strong sense of 'otherness' amongst the Irish. Maybe it's from living on the edge of the Atlantic in an often unforgiving terrain. Maybe it's the hardships that they have experienced from the potato famines through to the troubles. Maybe it's just easy to create an identity of otherness when bossy big brother England is perched on the other side of the Irish Sea, still claiming the six counties of the North ...
... rain and feel lucky to be protected by the ferocious Focus. Then pass house after house for sale. It seems that much of the south of Ireland is for sale, homes new, old and unfinished waiting to be sold to the highest bidder.
Along the way, we found a match, (really a practice), going on overlooking the sea near Annestown. The sun was out again and I had to stop and watch for a while. OK, it was football and not Gaelic football, but I had to take what I could ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility