Temple Country Retreat & Spa
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... a witty rhyme, not even Dick.
Just north of Limerick of off M18 we stopped at Bunratty Castle. As compared to Blarney, not our favorite, but the Bunratty castle grounds are unique in the fact that they contain a handful of homes that help visitors understand how the structures have changed, or actually stayed similar, over time and across the country. In addition to the buildings we were treated to a variety of ...
... dreddies. We have finally seen
enough locals in collared flannies trying to bust a move called the Killarney
Backstep (Needs visual demonstration) we head back to our room and by some
miracle are the last to arrive!
Day 2 and we head off nice and early and
the day is as my head is feeling. Fooooooggggy. So much so we spend most of the
day on the bus unable to see the side of the road. We stop at the national park
of Killarney at a ...
... in sights like Trinity College, Temple Bar, St.Patricks Church and the Guinness factory, although they wanted to charge 17€ for entry even though we just wanted a drink in the bar, so we politely declined. Dinner on the final night was a gastronomic delight (especially when compared to the previous night, which was dead set horrid), and also gave Lizzie a chance to break the alcohol drought and tuck in to a small Guinness of her own.
... Bar Trad Fest is exciting because it kicks off the year! After a few quiet post-Christmas weeks, hitting up Temple Bar for some great tunes and fantastic craic is a much welcomed treat. I had thought it being January would mean less tourists, but for Dublin there doesn't seem to be such a thing as low season and the pubs of Temple Bar were packed with visitors. My favourite show of the weekend was Tommy Sands at the City Hall. This peace-artist (I would ...
... an amazing Department Store called Dunnes Stores. Managed to pick up a couple of bargains. Great value.
Left Drogheda and headed for Dundalk where we had a booking for 2 nights at the Heritage B&B. The drive from Dublin to Dundalk was just over 1 hour. Much shorter distances to travel than what we are used to in Australia.
We were warmly greeted by out host, Teresa Byrne, who then made us a cup of tea served with homemade fruit cakes and bickies. Mmmm! Our ...