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I'll just post a quick one before I enter the mist again. Kilkenny is amazing so far. Friendly people and great atmosphere. Sitting at the hostel bar, enjoying the company of the barman and about to head off to a different pub. Lovely music are playing and I'm laughing my ass off at a couple of Americans that have had a few to many. I most say I love how loud the Americans are. Never ...
... along with a cold beer/cider. We followed the main road, went up the steps and arrived at St. Canice's Cathedral (Church of Ireland). It's a lovely place with many stained glass windows to which my phone camera did not due justice.
Charlie, Steve and Beth went up the 121 steps to the top of the tower next to the cathedral. Beth made it to the 114 step when the 'steps' became little carved out footholds in the side of the tower. This is the ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... to do this we would just be happy if we saw something. Walking along the pier we spotted what looked to be some rocks in the water and then they disappeared. Next thing we knew they were popping up in the water just metres from us! They just floated there looking at us and waiting from some food, sorry but not from us mate.
From Howth we drove south to Kilkenny where we ...