Dublin to Cashel to Cahir

Trip Start Jun 13, 2011
Trip End Jun 22, 2011

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Ard na Greine B&B

Flag of Ireland  , County Tipperary,
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We collected our car and began our adventure. M's TomTom was a lifesaver at times and at times we wanted to chuck it in the nearest bay. Somehow it managed to route us through the middle of Dublin on our way to Cashel. But we survived. We still don't know how many times we may have been photographed on the M50 but we are sure Dan Dooley will let us know...we did call and pay for one just to be safe.

Lunch at a C-store. In our experience the convenience stores have good sandwiches and often hot items at very reasonable prices. Now, if you don't like flavored crisps, you are stuck with Original Pringles and forget being a Dr. Pepper lover in Ireland.

We took the guided tour of the Rock of Cashel and all enjoyed it. Definitely worth a repeat visit. Apparently I didn't take any photos there or they vanished into cyber-space. Fortunately I had been there on a prior visit so have photos.

On to Cahir and our lovely B&B, Ard na Greine. If you look for it, be forewarned that there is an Ard na Greine B&B or guesthouse in practically every county in Ireland and perhaps one in every city, town and village. But this one is worth searching out. The only problem was fairly steep stairs for elderly Granny but since it was our first night in country we were exhausted so we didn't do much night life. We had two rooms with king size beds; the rooms are small but beautifully done and the en suites nice with good water pressure. A slightly odd thing was that the hair dryer was on a table in the hall between our rooms.

We had dinner at the Galtee Inn not far from the B&B. The newbies (Granny was on her 6th trip so potatoes don't surprise her) were amazed to get both baked potatoes and chips with whatever else they ordered, along with steamed veggies. M was happy that at 19 she could try a Guinness, even though she found it not to her liking. In Texas she has two more years to wait for legal drinking.

Some issues with the new ATM cards....so called the bank in Texas....so neat to say, "I'm here in Ireland and....." but the very nice young lady took care of the problem and wished us safe travels.

Early to bed...zzzzz......

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