Springhill Court Conference, Leisure & Spa Hotel
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What is the first rule of parenting? Don't disturb a sleeping baby, right? Well, we've broken that rule quite a few times this trip.
Yesterday, we drove about a half-hour outside Kilkenny to see the ruins at Jerpoint Abbey, and as is Oliver's practice, he fell asleep on the drive. We felt like such terrible parents, pulling a grumpy baby out of a car seat so we could see more remnants of monastic life. He was a ...
... The only major stop we made along the way was to visit the ruins of a monastery in Glendalough founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin. It was a quiet little spot, rich with history, and just a tad haunting.
If today is any indication, Oliver likes driving through Ireland. He slept most of the time, and when he was awake we passed the time singing songs and playing. I reflected today that it would likely be very difficult to entertain a baby if you have ...
... his recent brush with a stampede. One minute they can be chewing cud and the next they can be chasing you. I chose not to tell Kim what I was thinking until we were well out of cow earshot. She was not as amused as I was. We did our best to drive, without getting lost, from Cashal to the Ballyseede Castle. We arrived safely at 6:30 and arranged dinner for 7:00. It's not often you get to eat in a castle, so I didn't mind paying $100 for a two course meal. Kim ...
... large indoor swimming area and a large indoor amusement center for toddlers. Waterford County is also host to medieval castles, towers and even retains it's historic city walls. Waterford city still has a portion of it's walls, once used to protect the city from invaders.
The City also has towers from it's Viking history. One known as Reginald's Tower, situated on the Mall in the heart of Waterford City, open to visitors as a showcase ...
... alike, with droplets of rain. And of course, it doesn’t lighten up for the rest of the play. Three hours of it. I sat in the rain for three hours. And they performed in the rain, WITH THEIR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS and costumes for three hours. There was no way I was going to leave, though, oh no. Some people stood on the sides under umbrellas, but I sat there, unprepared (where did I put that scarf?), soaking to the bone, and watching a ...
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