Oriel House Hotel
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For the last few days I've been staying with my friend, Gemma. I think I've become way too used to this way too quickly, the whole being with people I know. It's like I don't want to leave but I know I'll have to. This weather sucks. Cold, grey and raining all the time. I even slept with a hot water bottle last night! It's summer here and God should ban this sort of weather at this time of the year. I looked online and it's ...
Our wonderful, generous hosts for our stay from 12-16 Jan are David & Betty Condon, my daughter's new parents-in-law. David & Betty have welcomed us with open arms, filled our bellies with delicious Irish home cooking, and enough alcohol to wreck several sailors!
They are the most generous people. Our Daughter Angela has married into a wonderful family that are similar ...
Another cool and wet day. As we didn't know where we would be going plus it was too wet to stand out waiting for buses, we drove into Cork and parked in a central car park close to the Tourist information Centre. There we picked up a brochure outlining the 10 best things to see in Cork and chose what interested us.
Our first stop was to the English Market which still had signs up welcoming the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh ...
Back to cooler weather. We had plenty of time to drive to Ballincollig, a suburb of Cork, where we are staying with one of Tom's cousins and her partner.
With time on our side we wandered along smaller roads as close to the coast as we could.
We stopped at Ardmore, a pretty little village with a well preserved round tower ...
... The building was beautiful though so it was worth going just to look around inside.
University of Cork College’s gym is amazing! It has everything from squash courts, pools, and gyms to trampoline rooms and rock climbing walls. We have gone a couple times already and done rock climbing and squash. For rock climbing you sign up a day or so in advance and just show up and you get a free hour ...
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