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I landed in Dublin on Saturday morning and met my fun ladies (mom, Beth, and aunt RoseBud) in Dublin at their hotel. From what I gathered they had a 3 days of fun, laughter, and pints! After I met them in Dublin our driver Patrick whisked us away to Kilkenny. There we visited the grand Kilkenny Castle. It was elaborate and gorgeous inside. From there we hit the city of Waterford, where you guessed it...Waterford Crystal as far a the ...
... the past 8 hours and would sell it for 225 euros. Very expensive, but I suppose it does require a good deal of labor and time investment after all. We drove to Kilkenny shortly after that, parked in a mall called macdonough junction, and ate at a little restaurant within an alley that served vegetarian pasta. It took us forever to find a damn restaurant that ...
... 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 ...
... and we all participated in a thoroughly enjoyable evening. (Tracy shared that it was a special Monday night because some of the performers were in over the Christmas break and actually had professional musician status.) It was unique, quite Irish, and I especially enjoyed hearing the old Irish language read aloud. (see the accompanying photo!).
Whatever will tomorrow bring?
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 ...