Smerwick Harbour Hotel
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... is slightly overcast but still warm. As you drive the rural parts of Ireland you realize that most of Ireland is based on agriculture and tourism. There is not much industry here, which is good for the environment, so the locals rely on tourism for their livelihood. The scenery shots just keep on coming the longer we drive. The have one island off the coast that they call the "Sleeping Giant" because it looks like a giant laying on his back sleeping. Check out ...
... It boasts the terrain and history that is most authentically Irish, according to people I spoke with and Google.
Our rental car was the first source of comedy. Sam scoffed at my booking of an "intermediate station wagon," which he said would not accommodate our considerable luggage. Upgrading to the European version of an SUV, we loaded our stuff and ourselves, and I thought we fit quite nicely. We set off for Galway, finding our very ...
... and collected the 2 bucks from everyone. She is saving money to see her soon in the states so John tipped her more. We had a beautiful home up this mountain on the ocean cliffs! Saw the sleeping giant (from Irish children book) and then headed back to Dingle for dinner at a Chinese restaurant and then music at John Benneys pub. Great day or should I say another great ...
I would like to start off by stating that the title of today's blog is brought to you by Dave, who did all of the driving along the Dingle Peninsula and obviously got us all back in one piece. There were times he had great doubt as we drove along Slea Head Drive, where many times there was barely enough room for one car much less another car coming from the other direction.
Some of my loyal blog followers probably noticed the lack of an ...
Putting aside all the negatives of the drive, some of the highlights... We got to see three circle forts. One at the beginning when we were still energized for the day and two towards the end. These are large stone forts built in a massive circle. 4,000 years ago when they were built, the people did not have mortar and so they just carefully placed all the stones by hand. The walls are 4 feet thick with cave ...