Kilkee Bay Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Well, today was a day to "take care of business". The first order of the day was to get organized for accommodation once we leave Elaine's. We will head to Dublin on the 1st and leave the car at the airport. We have arranged for a room through Airbnb. It is expensive to stay in the city but what we chose looks good and is convenient for downtown. The trick was to figure out how the Airbnb worked and ...
... to watch an angry Atlantic Ocean pound the base of these rugged cliffs! After enough buffering by the wind to last a lifetime, we retreated to the shelter of our hire car and returned to the B&B to freshen up and relax over pre-dinner drinks. We set out again later and enjoyed a seafood meal overlooking the main beach and local surfers testing their skills out in the challenging conditions. A lone kite surfer was enjoying the conditions, although was last seen heading towards the ...
... really big hole in the rock. Above the really big hole was a little hole where someone has built an alter to the Virgin Mary. I'm not sure why, it seemed like an odd place to me, but it was kinda cute. After the grotto I decided it was time to get back onto the mainland and start making some miles. I drove for about an hour and stopped in Cahirseven for lunch. I had an awesome calamari salad, probably the best food I've eaten in Ireland. Feeling much better after lunch I ...
... as if some one diagonally cleaved the rocks. We stop and walk down to the tide pools. The rocks are so different; some are smooth, worn down by millions of years of tides, while others are more jagged. All are cracked, some like mini grand canyons teeming with sea life. Vivid green algae lays like shag carpet in sections of the rocks. In other places sea snails and pointy shells, some other sea creature no doubt, grip the rock in abundance.
We take the Loop ...
Passing the Pollock Holes, the quartz-filled Diamond Rocks and a natural stone amphitheatre formed by the waves, you arrive at Intrinsic Bay, named after a ship, the Intrinsic, which sank along with all 14 hands on board in 1836.
At this point there is a steep climb for about 200 metres; this part of the walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. Arriving at the top, the coastal path turns inwards to ...