Maldron Hotel Wexford
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Day 23 - Killarney to Tramore Ireland
Finally we left the flea/mite/bed bugs hotel. The further we drove away from the hotel the less itchy and swollen I became.
Our first stop was Blarney castle. Unfortunately Toby is really sick and could not climb the castle to take photos. Toby still has a chesty cold. This cold/flu has been passed around the bus. Hopefully tomorrow Toby will start ...
... by the monks.. The tour was interesting and view from the top beautiful.
The saying, "By Hook or by Crook" originated from here. Oliver Cromwell arriving to secure the English claim to this area and considering his two options to take Waterford by "Hook or by Crook." Hook the long peninsula with the lighthouse and Crook a little village on the other ...
... the stone tower that exists today replaced the wooden tower. Ireland's history is fascinating, as we learn of the Vikings, the Normans, the English, and Anglo-Normans. It is hard to keep it all straight as someone was always invading, being deposed, and other complicated alliances.
We ate lunch at The Reg which is located in the shadow of the tower. Lunch was really good, accompanied by good ...
... ended up eating what Amanda had gotten, and I shared Amber’s sandwich, so we weren’t really terribly hungry.) But I ended up with a larger meal than I expected from the description on the menu, and still ate almost all of it.
From there, we just kept putting into the GPS destinations that would keep us off the main highways. We wanted to drive through Wicklow National Park, and it isn’t really on the direct route to anywhere. ...
... but the gardens were definitely worth the visit.
On the way to Glendalough we saw a sign for the Powerscourt Waterfall, so we decided to stop there. So worth it. It was off the beaten path and just a beautiful waterfall!
We next went to Glendalough. This place was not as easy to find even though I had been there before in 2006 (it was with a tour bus though). Thank goodness for ...