Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... as Spain's. Then most monuments close between 3 and 5. Its very strange. They also blame it because this is their winter months, again hard to understand coming from a town that gets two feet of snow and hardly every gets delays to call Ireland's 40 degree weather "winter."
Beside for the bummer of the tower being closed, we still had a fantastic day. We explored some gardens, and found a cute cafe where I enjoyed a great vegetable soup (yes me I had vegetable soup ...
... of churches, St Mary's Cathedral and what's known as the Black Abbey, a 12th century Dominican Friary it was back on the road.
Then on to Emo Court, one of Ireland's grand houses built in true 18th century Palladian splendour.
Following the local Earl selling it off in the 1930s, the Jesuits bought it as a noviciate for over 30 years. In 1969 it past into the hands of a Mr Chomley Dean ...
... The cat hung around all night sitting at the glass door near the dining room, looking in at us and crying! After much convincing from the cat crying she/he was rewarded with some scrap roast meat. AJ and CS have named the cat AUSSIE and wished JC and RC a long and happy life with their new pet cat.
It was enjoyable night and email address' were exchanged to ensure another 45 years did not pass without contact.
More family members for AJ's children to visit in Ireland!! ...
... He suggested we try and sneak in while there and asked we grab a stone from the house as he wanted to incorporate it into the new house he was building – how was I to turn down a mission like this! So off we went.
Unfortunately the rain still had not stopped at all and we left in wet conditions and wipers on full. Tomtom again continues to pay off each day we are here and mapped us a route right to Waterford. ...
... Killarney, poking in and out of shops. We stopped at Mac's on Main Street again, for scones.
Our kayak trip was nice. I was a tad disappointed that he didn't actually put us in kayaks but gave Pat and I a canoe and Nora had a kayak. It was more of a whitewater kayak than she is used to so she had some trouble with it and was frustrated. Nathan took us to Innisfalen Island in the Killarney Lakes. It was an amazing place. In the afternoon ...