The Old Rectory Hotel
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... was like I had only seen her a fortnight before, no awkwardness or lack of conversation, just lots of laughs, reminisances and catching up on all the vital news. Gaza's children Max 14 and Heidi 9 came in from outside and instead of letting any shyness happen, we just pushed Kate and Danny outside with them and said, 'Go see the farm'. Best thing we could have done. We barely saw them for about eight hours, except for dinner. They had ...
... for the night, making a short excursion to the impressive Rock of Cashel. Formal dinner at guesthouse delicious. A little unpleasantness first thing with proprietor of guesthouse intimating that we needed to pay a "supplement " which, although sorted, left a sour note to our stay. Made up, however, by our next host who gave us the warmest welcome , even though we arrived early due to the bad weather. Even with the mist, cold and rain, Glendalough is beautiful. A ...
... the bus stop. Thankfully, since I didn't have a plan B, we managed to find it just before it left. The bus was already full, but the driver told us we could come on if we were willing to stand for about 20 minutes. It was a fun ride - I heard French, German, Italian, and I think Chinese, all on the same bus. Where we stopped, there was an empty second bus waiting to take us the rest of the way to our destination. Only about 5 of us moved onto it, so it was ...
And I have never seen a bus driver who within an hour of us being stranded at the side of the road, had us back on another bus and on our way.
He deserved the round of applause we gave him.
Once we were back on the road, we went to Kilkenny. I had a lovely look at the castle, which I got for student prices.
I know this is bad, but I have a terrible but useful habit. Not all the time, just sometimes...when i 'look' for my ...
... catching crabs and throwing them back.
Through gently rolling farmland and on to Waterford, another Viking city with many walls still visible. We did a walking tour as an option but the guide was terrible. The complementary drink in the oldest pub in Ireland was great. Part of the lounge contains one of the original Viking walls.
On to Dublin tomorrow. No wifi tonight even tho I have paid for it ...
Other places to stay in New Ross
Southknock, New Ross | 4 star hotelfrom $119