Lismore House Hotel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... there. The mist came swirling in - very atmospheric - as we walked round. There was a flat stone in the middle someone had placed holly and ivy on (or was it mistletoe?) with coins thrown on top. We added a few to the pile.
The drive through the West Cork countryside reminded me of South Taranaki - I fully expected to see the Patea freezing works round the next bend. I had wanted to stop at Skibereen to see ...
... or port, and this itself imparts a subtle flavour into the finished product, as well as adding a hint of colour.
It was fascinating to see barrels of whiskey with glass ends, showing three year old, five year old, 10 year old and 15 year old malt. As well as the whiskey colour getting progressively darker (being longer in the barrel), the amount of the spirit that had evaporated ...
... stabbed. After winning a free round and having suffered quite enough American derision, we decided to part from the pair and make our way to Colm's pub. Drunk Stephen lamented not being able to join us on our pub crawl, but his fiancee was coming to pick him up and he had work in the morning.
Arriving at the Gateway Bar, Mark greeted us from behind the bar. Over the course of the next few hours we essentially ran Colm's pub. Mark taught Rufio to pour the perfect pint of ...
... it was without trepidation that we made our way to the Palms Café to enjoy our breakfast; thank goodness for our sea legs! :-) As is traditional of Fred Olsen ships when it is a formal evening, free champagne and Bucks Fizz was on offer – good old Fred! So I enjoyed smoked salmon, fresh fruits and a glass of bubbly for breakfast, not a bad start at all to the day.
After breakfast we made our way, once again, to the Neptune lounge ...
... given a top notch commentary along the way.
First stop was atop the mountain ranges of the Knockmeal Downs to look out over Co. Tipperary, parts of which were cloaked in mist. Even though the day was overcast, it kind of added to the beauty of the scenery, though we were assured that had it been a clear day, it would have been even more breath-taking, though I just can't imagine anything more beautiful than the countryside we ...