Glengarriff Park Hotel
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Left Killarney today for tour of Dingle Peninsular which is the northern bank of the estuary - we had followed the southern bank yesterday when doing the Ring of Kerry. The weather deteriorated as we drove west and once we reached the the Blaskin isles centre visibility was poor Drove through Castlemaine the ' home of the wild colonial boy' and Dingle where we returned for lunch. Longish drive in the afternoon to Limerick, medieval banquet and entertainment in the evening at local ...
... is an extension of the RIng of Kerry that continues further west along the coast. The scenery was still gorgeous in this section of the Irish coast. The roads here made the roads on Valentia seem really wide. On road if we both stuck our hands out of the windows we could touch the hedges that bordered both sides of the road. On this route, we were driving through a tiny village and saw a sigh for a castle (surprise, surprise). We pulled off into the parking lot that was ...
... crested the other side, the finger of the ocean that touches Glengarriff winds in and out between rocky islands--really cool. Lovely! (Erin, show pictures!). Glen--is a valley; garriff--is rough, so the name means 'rough' valley'. Once in Glengarriff, we took a small boat (somewhat a larger version of a Big Bear patrol boat) over to the island. The water around the island is very calm--like BBL. Great! On the way over, we saw ...
... down....great! My feet are wet and cold, I am full of mud, my elbow hurts, and I am freaking hungry. We end up walking to a pub near by but I don't want to spend any money so I don't get anything. After an hour or so, another bus is here to take us back.
I did have a fun time though. And looking back, me slipping was hilarious! I am pretty sure I sprained my elbow, but it is getting better and **** happens. Oh well!
... live music of the trip. The first act was a trio of dudes in their 70s that played some traditional guitar and fiddle music, and were excellent. One of my favorite moments was when the venerable white-haired fiddle player said into the mike "I want to congratulate the gentlemen in front of me for finishing his half-pint. It must've been a valiant effort, so well done" to a round of sarcastic applause and laughter. I thought it was great that he got razzed by ...