Fota Island Resort
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... any industry to speak of so the harbor is used very little. They used to build the English navy ships back in the olden days here. They do ship out iron ore to Belgium for processing. The main industries in Ireland are IT and agriculture. The driver on the tour said that Ireland exports it's products and pollution as they don't have the factories here in Ireland.
Cobh is a quaint little seaside town that hasn't changed since Victorian times. It is also ...
Had a leisurely start to the day and left the campsite at about 9.45am to walk down to Blarney Castle. Posted one set of postcards in the little green postbox en route and continued until we came across the Irish Woollen Mill restaurant, bar and retail outlet centre. Coffee time was just as decadent as yesterday! We'll say no more about that! There were loads of coaches parked in the car park and we expected to encounter hordes ...
... and it wasn't supposed to be the nicest and they actually closed it down yesterday because of the strong winds and stuff. We were supposed to get a hurricane last night. For some odd reason it keeps hailing here and we end up getting stuck in it every time it happens. And the city has been flooding to the point people rare kayaking and swimming in the streets. But then everything is open the next day and perfectly fine, I ...
... of hanging people who disagreed with him. According to legend he told his staff to burn down the house if he does not return before a certain hour(he had a dispute with a neighbour) - he did not return by the appointed time and found his house in flames when he returned later in a drunken state...difficult times!!!
Next on the list is the Drombeg (or Druid's Altar) a beautiful stone circle. This is a lovely ...
This morning we met up for breakfast with the rest of the group and then headed to Middleton to take a tour of the Jameson distillery. We watched a 15 minute commercial where we learned that the most important ingredient in Jameson whiskey is "attention to detail." the tour was moderately fun and interesting. Next we headed back to Cork to walk around and explore the downtown area. There were some neat buildings and shops. Then we drove back to the hotel ...