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Jun 6, 2018 - Day 13

A big drive across Southern Ireland today. We left Wexford and drove the Ring of Hook, or the Hook Peninsula. Absolutely stunning coastal drive. We stopped at Tintern Abbey first then Hook Lighthouse. We caught the car ferry from Ballyhack over to Passage East then drove on to Dungarven, Fermoy, Mallow then Killarney. Staying in a gorgeous B&B tonight (Hazelbrook Cottage) ready for another big drive tomorrow.

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The PJs On Tour

Apr 29, 2018 - Killarney Always

Timmie had a sports commitment; so Esther, Joe and I set out for Killarney, one of my favorite places. The National Park there is a fab place to walk and, even though it was damp, we still made it all the way to the waterfall at Tork. We worked up appetites and had lunch at the lovely gazebo restaurant in the park. It's cafeteria style and really good food. Then, we did a little shopping in town. I like the Marks & Spencer store there so I stocked up on some stuff. Then, we headed home. A lovely day out.

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Aug 25, 2017 - Day 14 Waterford, Killarny

First stop today is Waterford to watch the craftsman make their amazing pieces. Each piece is conpletely done by hand unless the piece is too weighty for them to handle. Really brings home the value behind the price. Its then on to Killarney Our hotel the International was right in the center of town. Dinner at the hotel was good then we're off exploring the town. Michael said this town was much smaller than Kilkenny but this is my favorite so far. If we come back a stay in Killarney is a must. There's a horse race in town this weekend and...

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Apr 16, 2017 - Ring of Kerry

From Glenbeigh, we drove south with mountains on one side, tops obscured with cloud, and occasional glimpses of the sea until we reached Cahersiveen. It is a larger town...the area center...and spread out along the coast. Buildings were lower and still colored a dark brick red, dark yellow, blue or occasionally browns or purple. It has a picturesque setting with islands off the coast in the bay. Here we caught a ferry over to the largest isle, Valentia and the start of the Skellig Ring. We landed on the outskirts of the only town on the...

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Isle of Shamrocks

Jul 20, 2016 - Killarney - Dingle Peninsula

Today was a picture perfect postcard day. It was so lovely and sunny and quite warm. We travelled to Dingle this morning which is a small coastal town on the Dingle Peninsula. The scenery from our hotel to Dingle was nothing short of spectacular. The scenery included patchwork green rolling hills, flowers, quaint cottages and houses, fat cows and coastal views. Annemarie said it was the clearest day she remembers seeing ever so we were very lucky. We stopped in Dingle for a look at locally made jewellery using the standing stones found in...

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Willos UK Trip

Jul 19, 2016 - Killarney

We had such a lovely day today. We didn't have to have our bags outside our door as we are staying in Killarney for 3 nights. We were also spoilt and got a sleep-in! We had breakfast at 8.30am and at 10am we took a horse dawn jaunting car ride though Killarney National Park to Ross Castle. Our horse was called Clancy and he was 11 years old. Our driver was Irish (of course) and was hilarious. My favourite quote of his was "it only rains in Ireland twice a year, 6 months at a time". The jaunting car is basically just a cart with bench seats...

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Willos UK Trip

Jul 18, 2016 - Waterford - Blarney - Killarney

We had a fabulous morning starting with the best porridge I have ever had. They were serving it with liquor but Dad, Michael and I declined and had plain oats. Then we met up with Jack who is a local from Waterford and he took us on a walking tour of Ireland's oldest city. Michael and I got called out of the group to help out as characters in one of his stories. Jack was very funny and we all enjoyed the tour immensely. The morning started of very foggy but cleared to a beautiful day. Jack left us at Waterford Crystal for a factory tour. It...

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Willos UK Trip

May 17, 2016 - Applecroft House

All of our B&Bs have been wonderful and Applecroft House was no exception. Thankfully we had no stairs here. The house was at the end of a narrow treed lane with beautiful garden, chickens supplying fresh eggs, a cute dog, cat, pot bellied pig and two horses. We have had down dou vets on all our beds and sometimes heated pads on the mattress which feels good on stiff old muscles. Just three more days left of our wonderful journey

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Ireland 2016

May 17, 2016 - Killarney

In Killarney we toured Muckross House. Muck means pig or bore and Ross means Penninsula in Irish. All the road signs are in English and Irish and sometimes Irish only! It is a fully furnished castle. Queen Victoria stayed there for two nights and had here bed shipped in for her stay. The family was given six years notice of her arrival. The servants stairs here were much wider and less steep than in the older castles.. There were 34 bells they had to listen for and each one was for a different place in the house.. Across the road was...

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Oct 30, 2015 - Kerry and the Ring of Kerry

Mary and Eric did a lot of driving around the Ring of Kerry. We stayed at the Smuggler's Inn http://thesmugglersinn.ie/ for the evening, which is on the tip of the Ring in Waterville. It was a stormy night, and somewhat refreshing in some ways. Far tip of the West Coast. The Inn was closing for it's season on November 1st. We had a wonderful dinner there, and the waitresses dressed up as Wicked Witches. Mary drove us thorough the Black Valley, a lovely area off of the Ring of Kerry, and on the way to Killarney....

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Ireland Travels 2015

Aug 30, 2015 - Dingle and a Dingle Dangle

Day 21: August 29th - A Dingle Dangle Today, we had the ‘Holy Cow!’ seats on the tour to the Dingle Peninsula, right up front! Forty-five minutes later, our first stop was in Tralee at the Kerry Country Museum, which was right beside the restaurant and theatre where we went last night. It was a wonderful little museum. Up a floor to a photo exhibit of Irish people in the 1950/60s. The director who greeted us said that when she was little and she would ask for something her parents didn’t want to get her, they would say, “When I was your age...

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Aug 29, 2015 - Ring of Kerry & Sue gets LOST!

On Day 20: August 29 - Ring of Kerry & Sue get lost! This morning’s tour took us around the Ring of Kerry, a drive that traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula, heading SW of Killarney, giving us spectacular views of ocean, islands, mountains, light and ever-changing weather (read “rain”!). The mountains run all around the peninsula of Iveragh and the road skirts the mountains, so that is why it is called the Ring of Kerry. The coaches are supposed to go counter-clockwise from Killarney; otherwise the road is just too narrow. These...

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