Kylemore Pass Hotel
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... and as we made our way, the weather started to clear. We had sections of blue skies and could even see the sun occasionally. We made several photo stops, but our first real stop was at Kylemore Abbey, which is a beautiful building in the side of a mountain. The building was originally a private residence which was later converted to a girls' boarding school run by nuns. It looks like a castle as you can see from the pictures.
... 4:00. We started work early today so we could leave before the Friday traffic got too bad. However, traffic in Cork was still pretty heavy, so it was dark by the time we got on the roads we don't know so well. The drive went pretty well but we didn't see much of the scenery given how dark it was. We made it to our hotel at about 8:30 and were able to check in and relax a bit ...
... Irish food of the past and the other side Irish food of the present. We ordered off of the past menu. We had mussel soup (Yes, seafood soup again!) and corned beef and cabbage. We then headed to the cigar terrace off of the Billiards Room, so you know who could have a cigar and cognac (pretty reminiscent of our wedding). Last stop of the evening, Prince of Wales Cocktail Bar for a night cap of an old fashioned for both Sam and ...
... We saw Grandma Bridget's parents (my great-great-grandparents!) headstones along with other great-great aunts and uncles. Back to Martin's for another cuppa and more stories before saying goodbye.
It was a strange afternoon. The village is tiny with very few people in it. Everyone knows everyone and it seems that no one new moves to Lettermullen. It's just generations of families and all of the children leave when they turn 18. ...
... only to find it was the last day of ten day arts and craft festival. What luck! We were in time for 11.30 mass in English which was accompanied by beautiful pipe organ music. The Our Father threw us which was said in Irish/Gaelic. Off we set down the street to savour the best the festival had to offer. Many of the shops had overpriced art and craft in them, none of which seemed to appeal to the almost recovered one. It seemed like ...