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... and Jen had a burger and we washed our food down with some Irish cider ale.
Tomorrow is another long day of driving and seeing sights on the Ring of Kerry. It should be pretty spectacular, and then we'll head back to Limerick for the conference. So far, Ireland is what I have pictured. Very green, very friendly, very hilly. I look forward to what's to come!
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... in. Luckily the excavators used Dowth as a practice run and got Newgrange excavated correctly so it's still preserved. Poor Dowth just sits in someone's back yard looking like a very small volcano with a few rocks scattered around. It's a shame to imagine what once was. After exploring Dowth we visited the historic ruins of Monasterboice, an early Christian settlement. There were a few Celtic crosses, one of the largest ones is regarded as the finest high cross in the whole ...
... those not on the city tour mid morning for the bus trip to Blarney then Kenmare. Irish travelers or gypsies are descendants of Tinkers or townsmen who lost their land when they didn't accept the Church of England. Many were wealthy businessmen or craftsmen and then had to develop new trades.
We passed the Hills of the Dead. Before the potato famine the population was 8 million in Ireland. Within three years it would be three million as people died or left. ...
... but as our tour guide and Neil have informed me, it's still something you have to be very aware of. I have to admit this painted a different light on the way I felt on my remaining evening in Belfast. Not quite as safe, that's for sure. I HIGHLY recommend going to do this tour should you visit Belfast. It was not exactly something I would describe as fun, but certainly important.
The Causeway: The last day, we woke up at a relatively decent hour and packed up ...
... Stranraer and picking Emma and Jade up in Carlisle the next day. I'm anxiously looking at the weather forecast. Paul and I had a debate (not too heated) about the relative notoriety of the stretch of water between Ireland and Scotland and the Cooks Strait. My memory of childhood crossings gave me some experience that the Irish Sea can be very rough indeed. Hope I'm proved wrong and that the Cook Strait takes the credit for being the roughest!
Other places to stay in Kenmare
1340 Collins Ave, Miami Beach | 2 star hotelfrom $114
- The Bay's the Way
- Memorable Weekend
- Exactly what we needed ...
Sheen Falls Estate, Kenmare | 5 star hotelfrom $242
Kenmare | 5 star hotelfrom $148
Kenmare, Kenmare | 4 star hotelfrom $157
- Really liked this hotel
- THE BEST HOTEL YOU'LL EVER STAY IN!!!!!!
- Modern, nice --why can't more places be like this?
William Street, Kenmare | 3 star hotelfrom $121