Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
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We had a crazy packed day today and we just got back to the hotel to drop our car off and catch a taxi back into town. Turns out, Wednesday night is the main music night of the week with traditional local music in all of the pubs! So, we're taxiing it to the pubs so we can drink and listen to music all night. I'll write more later, so for now, here are some highlighted pics from the day. AWESOME DAY! More to ...
... on the coach and we drove 90 minutes and arrived in Cashel.
In Cashel we saw the rock of Cashel. It has a castle on it, the castle was under renovations and it was raining. After seeing the rock we walked to the main town and went to a cafe for lunch. The food was good – just a burger but it was nice. Then we walked back to the coach and drove for about 1hr. Here i listened to my ipod until we arrived in Kilkenny.
In Kilkenny we went straight to ...
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 ...
... 40 horses, ducks, chicken and a couple other animals. One part of her farm is on a hill which gives a very scenic view of Kilkenny city.
For the day we did all the "touristy things" as Mairead likes to say. We started at the Kilkenny Design Center. It was really cool and we saw jewelry and textiles being made in the shops. Next, we went to the Kilkenny ...
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 ...