Trip Start Jun 27, 2010
11Trip End Aug 19, 2010
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We left Dublin for Kinsale and drove mostly on motorways and then smaller roads and to Ballaymaloe for lunch. This place is a cooking school and they grow their own vegetables. We didn't turn where we were supposed to according to Gertie the Garmin and we ended up on very tiny back roads which were a little scary. We found it by a small miracle and went into the gift shop. Skip discovered that they had a Sunday buffet starting at 1:00 and it was 12:15. So we browsed in the gift shop and then went into the house to the restaurant. Slowly, it filled up with people that looked like they had been to church. We were given a choice of soups and then told that to go to the buffet table. There was lamb (with mint sauce like I make!), pork (with applesauce), bacon, corn beef, a few different kinds of potatoes, fish that was very fishy, a cheese puff sort of thing, and a few other things that I can't remember. We took a portion of many of them. Then they brought the dessert chart! There was a blueberry tart, balls of meringue piled high with Carmel sauce dripped on them, strawberry shortcake, lemon suffer, homemade ice cream and chocolate sauce. The lemon souffle was to die for! I bought the cookbook for that recipe! After we ate too much, we completed our journey to Kinsale.
We entered Kinsale and found the Ole Kinsale Bakery with few problems.
We rose pretty early and went down to a delicious breakfast of homemade scones and wheat bread, scrambled eggs and Irish smoked salmon for me! We packed and put our stuff in the car and walked to the Tourist Information center to learn about the Kinsale Road Train. Because we definitely wanted to go to Fishy, Fishy for lunch at 12:00, we decided to just go up and back to the Charlesfort and not go in it to get back to Kinsale by 11:50. The trip started in the town
We managed to get to Fishy, Fishy just a little before noon and were seated outside. We had a fabulous meal - I had a "Taste" portion of crab legs in a cream sauce which was wonderful and smoked salmon and crab on bread/salad which was good. Skip had fish and chips which he said was the best he has had and better then the place in Scotland that was supposed to have the best in Scotland! He said the batter was light and wonderful. After lunch, we walked back to the B & B, said good bye to Chrissie and Tom and drove to Dingle.