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... in the responsive reading in Gaelic. Afterwards, we were bused to the brides's parent's farm in the country for the reception. A large marquee (tent to the Americans) provided a dinner and dancing venue and shelter in the event of rain -- which blessedly held off despite being forecast. We opted for the first bus at 11:30PM knowing we had to get a reasonably early start for a fair bit of driving the next day. Stay tuned for back to vacation ...
... 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 ...
... country roads, larger two lane roads and finally a freeway. Greg finally got to go 120 km! Whoo hoo! The road signs/directions were pretty easy to follow- we didn't get lost once. We feel that we really don't need to use the Garmin.
The hills are so green! So many shades of green... We saw some more ruins. Kilkenny is a quaint, touristy town due to its famous castle (Kilkenny Castle) on the river Nore, in the center of town. We stayed at ...
... 730am. Ginger was up in protest soon after and we eventually made our way downstairs for breakfast in the hotel restaurant….
….which was PACKED. And not only packed, but just one of those things that we wanted to stay away from…lot's of grumpy tourists who were either bumping in front of you (while in queue) or just looking unhappy. We continued to defy the atmosphere but smiling – grabbing our continental ...
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 ...