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... were dropped off near O'Connell street, and since I have started to orient myself I knew how to get home. I stopped by a few shops along the way. I found the Irish version of Primark called Penny's. I went in to replace my sunglasses that I broke and walked out with nothing since I forgot what I went in for and only just now remembered why I went in. I also went into Carroll's the big Irish retailer and bought myself a knitted wool scarf. My one souvenir of this ...
... families out and about and the laughter of children filled the air. We walked around one of the big lakes and then a little ways up the mountain, before walking further along to the old monastery, round tower and cemetery. Apparently this monastery is very important to history and was settled by the Christians in the 6th century.
John tells me that there is a Britton buried in here somewhere, he found ...
... to Kilkenny. We watched a video on Kilkenny but didn't go in. Rather walked around and enjoyed the outside and gardens despite the rain. After this we ventured around Kilkenny and found the restaurant recommended but it was too early to eat, so we wandered on to a pub to have Kilkenny in Kilkenny and ate there rather than going back to the other place then went home for some strawberry yogurt for desert. Tomorrow off to ...
... beach grass and the beach was flanked by green rolling hills and fields. Brad walked along the beach, while the boys practiced the game of Hurling (the oldest sport in Ireland) and built a sand castle (which later happened to be destroyed by a war that involved hurling sticks). I relaxed, read for a while, hunted for sea shells and practiced some yoga. Simply perfect.
The side of Sammy's restaurant is painted with the following poem:
Dear Inch must ...
Forgot to tell you that petrol in northern Ireland is the same as UK, in southern Ireland it is 1.679 euros which relates to around $2.18 per ltr. While in the UK we travelled 1600 klms just to see relos.
The place we stayed in Londonderry (Derry) was the worst yet they had a bull dog and the place and the owners stunk of dog wasn't real good and the meal for breakfast was not very good either. Mum didn't ...
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