The Grand Hotel Tralee
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... spin us round 3 times and we are stuffed.
At Waterford, we visited the factory, and although the product on display was intricate, much of it didn't really smoke our tyres, so we resisted the urge to take the factory tour, and instead headed onwards.
We have visited the Hook Head (oldest operational in the world) and Mizzen Head (most southwestern). Hook Head is on a peninsula and when you drive down the road towards it, you can see the ocean on both ...
Spent a lot of time coaching today, but not a lot can be done about the distance we need to cover in the short amount of days that we have to make our way around the south of the island
Galway to Killarney is about a 5 hour drive.
2 hours in to the drive, we made our first stop at the Cliffs of Moher.
We had 1 hour free time off the bus there..
Tickets were included to the exhibition centre and gift shop, and was only another €2 ...
... is.” Boom! Two sets of eyes light up and two groans escape from around the table. Our intended late morning departure time is brought forward an hour or so “to make sure we have plenty of time to relax when we get back.”
The road is, as predicted, narrow. We get held up by a variety of slow moving agricultural equipment, tourists puddling along in their rented Nissan Micras, and, in one instance, we ...
... dow on the castles history and then told us that it was 120 steps to the Blarney stone. That immediately illicited an "Oh lord" comment from the Twiggy Twins sitting behind us. On the outskirts of the city of Cork, Blarney castle is set in extensive parklands and not surprisingly a large shopping centre/ restaurant/pub has been set up in an old wollen mill walking distance to the castle. We had a nice lunch then joined the group and walked over ...
... so I could write home and post an update to my blog.
It turns out their internet is much like ours is at home; being so far away from a main area it is hard to get a stable connection. Which happens to be a good thing. It forced me to come up with alternate things to do besides be online and it also made me more free as there is no way to get in contact with me without the Internet.
John, the owner of the guesthouse I am staying ...