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Travel Blogs from Waterford
Kiss the Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle. An orientation tour of Cork seeing St Finbar's Cathedral before continuing along the coast to hotel. Hotel Dooley's Departed Killarney in bright sunny conditions to Blarney Castle where stone kissing occurred. Picturesque gardens made for an enjoyable morning. Quick coach tour of Cork Lunch at Youghal which overlooks the Atlantic ...
We departed Killarney for a two hour drive down to Blarney where some chose to exchange bodily fluids with all those who came before them on the Blarney Stone. We made do with a tour of the castle and the townsite, and a bacon sarnie thrown in for lunch.
Back on the coach and down to Waterford where we were herded into the Waterford Crystal ...
... better. Then we headed to the Waterford Crystal factory and did a tour through there which was amazing. Was really good - I was worried Scott wouldn't like it but it was really interesting. We actually got to see them making things which was really cool. It is a very long process so we could see why everything cost a lot when it finally arrives in the shop floor! We then headed back to the room or a rest before dinner because it has been a pretty full on couple of weeks ...
... within 20 minutes. Surprisingly the food came rather quickly and was quite good. A chicken kiev for me, chicken curry (which is quite popular in Southern Ireland) for Erin and a supreme chicken for Mom. None of us knew what made her chicken supreme, but it was tasty! This was another day that was supposed to be relaxing, but yet again, we found ourselves exhausted at the end of it and went to bed promptly after returning from dinner. Anne probably thinks we're a bunch of ...
... on luxury goods. It finished in 1851 when big taxes were brought in and only started again in 1947 when immigrants from Czechoslovakia started it off again. We're all amazed at the lack of workplace, health and safety all over he British Isles and in the Waterford factory the glass blowers weren't wearing gloves or eye protection working with molten crystal. There was eye protection for the crystal cutters but no masks for the dust, bearing in mind it is lead dust, or protection over driving ...
Other places to stay in Waterford
The Mall, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $90
- Very, very pleasantly surprised by the Tower in Waterford
- Wouldn't stay there again
- Fantastic service and friendly staff
1 Merchants Quay, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Canada Street, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- Very poor quality
- Just Not Up To Scratch!
- Good Value
Cork Rd, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $70
The Quay, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $76
Bridge Street, Waterford | 4 star hotelfrom $89
- Nice new shiny hotel
- Fabulous hotel!!!
Meagher Quay, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $104
- 4 star my eye!
- Christmas trip was nightmare
- Pretty decent hotel
Faithlegg, Waterford | 4 star hotelfrom $126
- Lovely hotel in a peaceful setting
- Beautiful hotel, didn't want to leave!
Dunmore Road, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $71
N25 Cork Road, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Christendom, Waterford | 4 star hotelfrom $78
- Slightly Disappointed
- Food fine, everything else great
Tramore, Waterford | Hotelfrom $97
The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford | 5 star hotelfrom $193
- Waterford Castle not five star quality
- Charming, impressive!
- Definitely Worth the Money
Dunmore East County, Waterford | 3 star hotelfrom $116