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... that night. Overall it was a great day and another fantastic week.
I almost forgot about Thursday night! We signed up for the Study Abroad free event which was a show called Merry Ploughboy. It was a traditional Irish music and dance show that you guys would've loved. I also made a friend... the Swedish man who sat directly in front of me and was blocking me that all of my friends and I were not very fond of and made it known. Making friends everywhere we go...
... Kilkenny hotel) checked in, got our bags and went to the rooms. I unpacked, finished sorting my pictures, got ready for the night – we were going to a karaoke bar after dinner and we were dressing up in green – the Irish color. However before the night activities we had an optional walking tour of Kilkenny.
The guide picked us up from the hotel, walked across the bridge, past the castle and into town. We walked around the old town, heard some history, ...
... especially the music and the rats.
Today was a relaxing day spent with granny and a small walk with Liz.
Granny Wilson cooked a traditional Irish dinner consisting of Bacon and Cabbage in a parsley white sauce and mashed potatoes. It was very tasty.
Their cat is over ...
... in modern times was replaced by a lantern. We were told stories of the legend of Dubhán - the sixth century Welsh monk who is reputed to have established the first light on Hook Head such was his dismay at discovering the bodies of shipwrecked sailors on the rocks. There are 115 steps to the walkway at parapet level where we were treated to amazing views of the waves crashing and Hook peninsula.
So after the tour – ...
... UGH!!!! One of the most spectacular sights in the world and I have no photos. Pat says we can download some off Flickr, which sounds like stealing but hey, I'll cope. The next sight was Skellig Michael. This is the location where monks came to somewhere between the 6th and 8th centuries and basically carved a world for themselves out of a gigantic rock! It was amazing. We made the difficult decision not to land on the island because I was put off ...