Glengarriff Eccles Hotel
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We were up late this morning and Janet had to run to get to Granma as we had promised her we would be ready to assist her to prep for an 0800 breakfast. After a bit of a rush we had a wonderful breakfast in the hotel before starting our road trip to Glengarriff. The drive through Bonane to Glengarriff was spectacular as everything else in Ireland …
... to say hello and let him know his tip about getting a free lift back to cork worked. The weather was beginning to settle in to heavier rain so we headed to the bus stop and back into cork. We found a supermarket and got a few things for dinner then went back to our hostel, after dinner we spent most of the night chatting to the owner of the hostel as we are the only two staying here. It's only opened in the last few weeks and we are the 7th couple to stay ...
Wow can't believe we've been here a week! Seems longer cuz we've seen so much. After Irish Bkfst (!) We got on bus and (I think) had the best drive yet: from Killarney go southeast thru Kenmare, over the hill to Glengarriff. Absolutely beautiful--the roads are narrow with bushes-trees higher than the bus right up against the road on both sides. Very mystic. Then the mountains were green, majestic, sometimes rolling but tall. Then ...
... and I wanted to do some real whiskey tasting. I got the €18.50 glass of the €160 bottle stuff. It was rteal smooth and I liked it. I didn’t like it enough to spend that kind of money on a bottle. The next was a little cheaper at €15.50 a glass for the €146 per bottle stuff. This was the best. I almost talked myself into it. Maybe the liquor was taking over the thinking at that point!
The tour was ...
... missed the demonstration. So we headed home order some fish n' chips to eat at home then headed to a pub to watch some live Irish music. It wasn't the traditional lively Irish music but a much softer type of music. It was a brother and sister performing and they called themselves Shambala. She played the harp, low whistle and sung while the brother played the guitar and sung.
The following day, we packed up all our stuff and drove the 5 hours to Galway.