Ring of Kerry
Trip Start Jan 24, 2011
12Trip End May 08, 2011
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We drove to St. Oliver's for a meet and greet with the teachers and principal. We arrive at the front office and without anyone knowing we were coming...they knew exactly who I was. What a wonderful way to start my new experience! They said they had anticipated my arrival and were looking forward to working with me. We met with the fabulous Mr. Darcy (principal). He was so nice and had so much to say. He gave us a tour of the school and we popped (I love this word now) in a few of the junior infant and senior infant classes (those start at ages 5). The little kiddies just love their principal so much
Mr. Darcy introduced me to so many classes and they applauded me and asked me all kinds of questions about where I'm from and the United States and they had me locate it on a map. I showed them where it was and told them I arrived in Ireland by plane and showed my flight route on a map. The kids were so excited
Mr. Darcy told us that we must see the Ring of Kerry! So we did.
Friday morning...we woke up late (still jet lagged). We decided to take the self-guided tour of the Ring of Kerry, because our brilliant (also new word) travel guide, Rick Steve, suggested self-guided would be less touristy.
PLEASE ENJOY THE PICTURES...because I made mom and dad stop the car every 10 minutes to take pictures and videos of Auburn sheep, lakes, mountains, castles, random moss-covered houses, churches, etc... I love sheep. The mountain sides are covered with tiny white dots. If your real lucky...they will be close to the road (or in the road) and you can chase them and they run away baaaa-ing.
The tour was supposed to be 3 hours maximum. I think it took us around 6. Oopsie.