Skeffington Arms Hotel
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Second day in Galway, and we scored an 8 hour tour for €20. The guide took us to several castles and historical sites, with the big ticket item being The Cliffs of Moher, one of the natural wonders of the world. Despite bad forecasts, the day was beautifully sunny! We saw a number of heritage castles, and a place called The Burren. The Burren is a neolithic grave predating ...
... years with no mortar. They are built entirely out of precariously positioned stones that have kept the overall shape and dwelling for centuries. Once we got back to Killarney we took a ride in jaunting carts, which are basically horse drawn carriages. It seemed ultra touristy, but it was an excellent way to get to see Killarney and the national park. We saw St. Mary's Cathedral and the memorial to local children who died of starvation during the potato famine. Next, ...
... kids out playing in the park. They were flying into the trees and landing on either us or the ground. They particularly liked Rory and landed on him the most . It was a great experience and we all had a ball. A couple of times they flew off but they were fitted with a tracking radar and bells and the centre has scouts posted so they don't lose the birds. Sometimes they can be attacked by a wild Perigean Falcon and James was telling us that ...
... did a little bit of souvenir shopping in a chain store called carols, you can find these everywhere in Ireland and I mean literally everywhere, there will be a carols next door to a carols - it's insane! Carols sells anything from lucky odd socks to flasks with the leprechaun on it, anything you can think of that could fit a four leaf clover or a leprechaun carols had it! After our small souvenir shopping we decided to go back to the hotel and have a nice relaxing afternoon ...
... Each poured over the baclk of a spoon meticulously. 5 minutes to create and consumed in a minute.
By this stage it was too late to do anything but get on the road before the returning traffic became a nightmare.
Home we cleaned up and went out for dinner with Ann, John & Rachel. Dressed up to the 6's (just 3 short of the 9's), we walked the wall from Rachel and John's stunning home on Galway Bay to the local restaurant for a fantistic ...