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- Free parking
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... with at table and sip pints waiting for the trad session to commence...and it's the same musicians from our very first visit to Dingle with Genny and David! It's like it was meant to be! They are phenomenal! Adam is entranced by the music. As the hour gets later, the pub fills with more locals. It grows very warm inside with all the bodies. Julian falls asleep in Elizabeth's lap. Just after 11pm, Chris plucks up Julian and carries him the short walk to our ...
... Park. It was gorgeous! It reminded me of the scenery in Lord of the Rings but that was filmed in New Zealand. They get up to 80 inches of rain every year which, it is said, gives them 40 shades of green and hence the name, the Emerald Isle. We had a walk in the beautiful old Muckross Abbey built in the 12th century. It was right out of a story book. Even though it was centuries old, it was still being used as a cemetery. There was a huge yew tree growing ...
... We find an ancient gravestone peaking out of the grass, with a small stone cross carved in its center. It's both humbling and awe inspiring standing in a place where people have lived, laughed and loved for a thousand years.
As we make our way back to Dingle and eventually home, we make our final stop at a fairy fort. An ancient circular fort for a clan chieftain, untouched for over a thousand years because the locals believed the ringed forts to be ...
... picnic looking out at the Blasket Islands -such beautiful views in all directions!! -fields where Ryan's Daughter was filmed....were going to have to check that. Movie out -today 10,000 people live on the Dingle Peninsula --1/4 the number of how many lived there prior to the potato famine -microbrewery -site of the Reasc monastery -the charming merger of Celtic culture and Christianity in the 5th century with the creation of the Celtic cross And......in good time, but with ...
... Monday night. Watching the various tour groups coming through we could imagine Mother and Daddy enjoying this place long ago.
Early to bed, because VERY early to rise on Apr 30th about 3:30 a.m. to drive over to Shannon airport for our flight back to the US, via Manchester, England. (another long story for another time!) We have loved our brief time in SW Ireland! We recommend it highly for anyone interested in lovely longs hikes and gorgeous scenery!