Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
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... good, I had spicy tikka.
We loaded the bus and then headed out to the Wicklow mountains for a picture opportunity. We passed through Hollywood and everything!!! Too funny! A town changed their name from Holywood to Hollywood and a local farmer even built a sign. On our way to the mountains we also went past the "P.S I Love You" bridge where Hilary Swank meets Gerald Butlers character in the movie!
We made it to the top of a big hill (or ...
... ever! SO...if you, mystery boy who I forgot the name of from Inch beach, are reading this....please comment or something so I know you found it!
I was about to call it a day then. And I was walking back up to the shop where I left my bag.
But my eyes followed a car, right to where it parked.
I got my bag, and went straight back to the gorgeous blue Kombi parked there.
I literally just wanted ...
... sunshine and tranquility of the day. Lynn and I were a little on edge, so it worked out that I mozyed so much. We eventually interacted, smiled, laughed, and enjoyed our evening together. I successfully and surprisingly made a zucchini frittata for us that night, my first real cooking experiment on the trip.
Tuesday, July 22
Homemade Irish Whiskeys started us off today – homemade cream (thanks Lynnn), brown sugar, a jigger of ...
The day before
Yesterday we went to Callan Co. Killkenny on route to Portlaoise to spend time with Iona's Granny.
We visited a farming communty a couple of kms from Callan known as Camphill. A man called Bryan showed us around. This included a pottery shed, a weavery ...
Anyway, about yesterday. We woke to a magnificent day. It was sunny and dry and about high 60s to low 70s. We played around a bit in the town of PortMagee which is a very picturesque fishing village. Nice drive there, stopping in a couple of little shops on the way for bathrooms, beverages, etc. Finally, we arrived at the "Skelligs Experience." Basically, it is a place built around these cruises out to the Islands. We paid our ...