Tinakilly Country House Hotel & Restaurant
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QF 31 business class to London via Singaore
Air Lingus on to Dublin arriving after lunch
Vanessa's bag missing
Met by Cieran Ganter
Off to Tinakilly 29 miles south of Dublin
"House of the Wood" - a Victorian mansion built by British Govmt in 1883 for Captain Robert Halpin, Commander of ship "The Great …
... We headed home around 1am and slept soundly.
This morning we woke up, had breakfast and caught the bus to Cork. It took longer than we thought but it was nice to relax and watch the scenery. We saw a few old stone towers and ruins randomly along the way. We arrived in Cork knowing nothing. We booked a hostel, checked-in and now are posting this. We just met a guy from San Diego, Mike, and plan to explore Cork with him this evening. That's the run down. We'll post again soon!
... neighborhoods very distinctly. Catholic neighborhoods only are distinguished by the bi-lingual signs in English and Irish. This is about politics, not religion, even though the "sides" are religious. It is based on which nationality they feel the most loyal toward. One distinguishes oneself based on the school one went to, or the football club one cheers for. Since the British don't play Gaelic football, that can be a dead giveaway. There is not just ...
... out and we descended into another crypt. This one is the more well known one, and the end of the crypt featured mummy's! There were three mummies and at the end of the tour, the guide allowed us back to rub the hand of one "for good luck". The tour was overall interesting and well done, with only about six in the tour. After this, we went to get food at The Food Gallery for lunch. I ordered a bowl of vegetable soup with brown bread, and my ...
... from "The Sudanese Group of Cork " to " Mothers who carry their babies in slings ". Wish I made the last one up. But I swear it's 100% true. Julia and I clapped and cheered for every single group as if we too were mothers who loved to carry babies in slings.
We stood opposite the "Officials" stand. Great spot, as each group stopped there and did something to show off to the Mayor.
After the parade we hit up the street food stalls to line our stomachs for the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center