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After another "Traditional Irish Breakfast", we loaded up the car and headed off to Kilkenny which is Southwest of Dublin. I planned just one stop along the way at Kells Priory just south of Kilkenny. Kells is a very large and impressive ruin, but the best thing is that you are allowed to just wander where ever you want. It's completely open and …
We got up bright and early this morning so we could get on the road. Today was the day we were renting a car and starting off across Ireland. We checked out and got a taxi to the Hertz rental place outside the center of the city. We were awfully surprised that it was less hassle renting a car in Dublin than it was back home in the States. We both …
... seat of power for the overkings of the area. A fortress of power from about the 4th century. Around the 10th century it was handed over to the church as a way of stopping certain descendants claiming power. It became a well known religious centre until 1647 when a Cromwellian army massacred it's 3000 occupants! The cathedral is now falling into ruin and preservation of the site is ...
... it has some of the richest farmland in Ireland around it and the farmers are quite wealthy. Town quite dependent on tourism as well as farming and did not suffer to the same extent as some nearby ones in the GFC as it does not have manufacturing industries. Managed to get the book of Irish short stories we have been looking for after we saw it way back in Dingle and didn't buy it. It seemed the more time we unsuccessfully spent looking for it, the more ...
In terms of history, the ship Lusitania sunk off the coast in 1915, and the inquest was held in Kinsale.
Of course, its only a 35 minute drive to Blarney to see the Blarney Castle. This 15th century castle is a huge tourist attraction but thanks to the rain, and still being low season we were almost on our own. At the top of a climb up a slippery and steep dark staircase, we found the Blarney Stone. The custom of kissing the ...