Kerry Ocean Lodge
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... a few more gifts than I had space for, plus dear Laura left us with an entire suitcase worth of jackets and boots to get home. Dennis keeps telling me to leave more stuff here but I don't have enough clothes for that, although it would be a tempting reason to just go out and buy more clothes!
The stuff we are leaving here is way more organized than last year and I made lists of everything in the boxes in case one goes missing like this year. Ellen told us we could leave some ...
... now it is in great shape and has been restored to its former elegance. On the way to Parknasilla we saw a sign for the Blackwater Tavern, which was the pub where Big Bertha, the oldest cow in the world, celebrated her 48th birthday by drinking a pint of Guinness in the pub, so of course we had to drive down the road to find it, and have a glass of beer while we looked at all the photos they had on the walls to commemorate the event!
We reached Parknasilla at about 3pm ...
... airport with plenty of time for a full Irish!! The flight was uneventful, we got to Geneva, got our rental car, and after a couple of false starts, we were on the way to Neuchatel. The drive was very beautiful through vineyards and farmlands. We checked into the amazing Hotel Beau-Rivage, right on the lake in Neuchatel. Our room overlooked both the town and the lake, and it was very large. We had a quick lunch in the lakeside bar. It was very hot- like 90 degrees!
... and then went to a pub in Ennis. A few of us stayed up the front where they had traditional Irish music. There were 3 musicians - flute, violin and guitar - and they were so good we watched them for like 3 hours. In between songs they would stop for 10 minutes and chat to us and drink, and then play flawlessly. Was a good night. The next day we bused around the south, included the ring of Kerry and a town called Dingle. We ...
... or, if you would like, you can see the Oratory for free, you just have to find the parking space and the path.
Unless there is someone making money from it, generally the sites are very poorly marked from the road.
Just past the Oratory is the Castle, it wasn't open, but we had a look from the outside anyway.
We stopped at a pub for lunch on the way back, while N and I enjoyed our fish and chips, J's was cold on ...