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... 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 ...
... who restored it with millions of pounds and a passion that is still apparent. To finish the whole thing off he handed it over to the Irish State in 1999. Not bad for a Pom.
The house has the most breathtaking domed rotunda room as you enter what looks like a fairly normal door. One of the best houses so far and our last use of the OPW card.
For those who will remember, the Office of ...
... our flight to Heathrow. The British Airways jumbo jet is sitting on the tarmac right outside the window and I was thinking that this will be the 14th flight that we will have taken with just one more to come from Heathrow to Cork. We have been on a number of trains and I figure at least 8 different types of boats as well as countless buses. Talk about the song "trains and boats and planes….." well that has been us for the last three months. And of course I ...
Finally, we are in hotels with internet access. I've got a couple of days to catch up and then we should be up to date sometime tomorrow evening when we land in Dublin.
Greetings All! We survived our trip to the Skellig Islands yesterday. It was a great day, until the end. More on that in a minute.
Today I thought we were scheduled for our kayak tour of the Lakes of Killarney. We got up early and ...
... town for a wee bit before walking up to the castle and finding a spot in the gardens. We cracked open our bag and had a lovely picnic in the gardens of the castle. We took off our shoes and walked barefoot on the grass - something we hadn't done in ages and it was great to feel the soft grass on our feet and in between our toes. After lunch we decided to leave Kilkenny and head to Cashel.