Springhill Court Conference, Leisure & Spa Hotel
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This Thursday morning we enjoyed the full Irish breakfast in the hotel (well, all of us pass on the blood pudding). We found a laundry facility just up the street (thank you, Rick Steves), dropped off our clothes and headed to the castle. On the way we found a farmer's market.
The castle originally had 4 sides until Oliver Cromwell destroyed one. So now it has 3 sides and opens out onto a huge expanse of lawn and trees. The Butler Family, Dukes ...
... So many stairs. They seemed neverending. Decided we had made a good choice in starting from the other side. Although it was a climb ...
On the way to Dublin, the landscape went from sheep to dairy cows along the winding, narrow two lane roads. Find faucets strange in Ireland. They have separate faucets for hot and cold that do not combine water. You are left with choice of scalding hot or cold. Some tour mates complained about no wash cloths or top sheets but we knew about that from Italy trip. Suggested they pick up bundle of cheap washcloths at the dollar store at ...
... Kilree Round Tower stands in a field boasting a warning:"Beware of the bull!"
Finally we found Jerpoint Abbey (founded in 1158) on the banks of the river. Jerpoint Abbey was founded in 1158.
The abbey was self-sufficient and had its own gardens, watermills, cemetery, granary and kitchens. It is sad to see how people can ruin a ...
... In a country with only 4.5 million people, our Green and Gold flag bearers just aren’t competitive enough when facing a monster that is the US or China. When an Irish citizen wins a medal, the entire country hears about it on the radio, TV, posters, banners, on the streets, everywhere. We, as in Ireland, won five medals at this year’s games – a bronze in Equestrian, and two bronzes, a silver, and a gold in boxing. I can think of ...