Summerhill House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Enniskerry
... beasts, together with Celtic knots. It was created by Celtic monks around 800 AD. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure. The Library incorporates the Long Room, and holds thousands of rare, and in many cases very early volumes. In the 18th century, the college received the Brian Boru harp, one of the three surviving medieval Gaelic harps, and a national symbol of ...
... the bar Steve and Sophie were in. I joined them for about 45 additional minutes. The singer specialized in classic rock and oldies. It was a great time singing along with the crowd.
I got back to the room at about 11:15, and spent some time working on the blog. Not having WiFi in the room, I couldn’t post the blog or add pictures to facebook, but I was able to get it organized and ready for when I arrived in Liverpool. By the time I finished, it was just after ...
... locals we were there on a warm day. Horrifying.
That night we went to a super market, were I bought several packets of Twiglets and ate them within an hour. I love Twiglets. In the morning we woke up and got ready for a long day of sightseeing, It was freezing so I put on almost every layer of clothing I owned, a decision I would later regret. First we walked around trying to guess where Buckingham palace was and found our way to the London eye, we decided to ...
... much. We encountered rain and mist as we passed through the mountains. We also passed through numerous small villages, including one called Hollywood (which Pre-dates the famous US one) where a farmer with a sense of humour has erected his own smaller sign in his field! The weather had cleared by the time we arrived in Kilkenny at 1:15pm and spread out to find some lunch. It was still crisp but actually sunny. I ate at the Arts and Crafts centre and had a lovely chicken and ...
... tea and biscuits while we waited. By the time we got settled in our room it was already 11:30, and we had been planning on snoozing during the AM so we decided to have a nap until about 1:30.
Josie told us that the best local attraction is the Powerscourt Gardens and Estate, which is a 15-minute walk down the road. There's also a waterfall, about 5km away, but we didn't get a chance to see that.
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