Travel Blogs from Athy
Now we are off to Kinsale via Waterford and Cobh (pronounced Cove). Passing the striking green fields, the breathtaking views of the coast and the beautiful hills and mountains, some of the best moments of the trip so far have been inside the car.
We might not be moving on Oliver's schedule, but someday when he is older he will understand that you can always sleep, but some moments pass by much too ...
... they have Amazing Race with babies? That would add a whole other level of drama). I noticed that the roads never seem to be both flat and straight at the same time. But taking the long way definitely has its advantages. When we pulled over to get some photos Sally Gap, a picturesque valley in the Wicklow mountains, we looked at each other with goofy grins. It felt like it was Christmas and Santa had gotten us something better than what we could have thought to ask ...
... it to the church, so people would stop attacking. A brilliant strategy. However, I prefer another story of the Rock. According to local myth, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil's Bit, a mountain near Cashel. When St. Patrick banished Satan from a cave in the mountain, the Rock landed in Cashel. Regardless of the origin, the rock looks to be the highest point in Cashel and overlooks the Tripperary plains. The structure is imposing, walls rising high ...
... looks like something between lacrosse and field hockey. The local team is yellow and black, so there are flags and banners everywhere. Here's the interesting part: a few weeks ago there was the All-Ireland finals, and of course Kilkenny was playing. But it was a tie. Now according to our host, "the logical thing to do would be to play extra time, but we couldn't do that, now could we, so they scheduled a rematch in three weeks."
... Torc Waterfall, which was a very, very steep 500 foot climb to the top.
Dinner at home, pasta and sauteed peppers. Rice pudding for dessert.
Another glorious sun filled morning. I made delicious home fries (and eggs) for breakfast but the home fries were the best part Isn't everything just sooooooooo much better with butter? Nora and I are reading Julia Child's My Life in France so the butter thing ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Tonlegee House Athy
Other places to stay in Athy
Dublin Road, Athy | 4 star hotelfrom $93