Ireland

Ireland

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  • Day12

    We left Portmagee today and it was raining and very windy. Shite weather again. We went down to the Skellig Chocholate factory. Nice chocholate.Because we couldn't go out to the Skellig islands (we couldn't even see it from the main land as it was so rainy) we stopped in at the Skellig musem to see what it was all about. This was very interesting. The monks started on the island 600 ad and stayed ther for some 1200 years. Over this time they built a monistary and 3 lots of giant steps leading to the monistary. They abandoned the island and it is unsure why. In the late 1800s there was a light house built on the island and it was fueled by peat. A family lived on the island to run it but by the early 1900s the lighthouse became automated. A plane in WW1 clpped the top of the island and crashed into the see loosing all life on board the plane.
    We had a look at the peat bogs.
    We spent most of the day in the bus today as the weather was so bad. We came to dingle and checked into the Dingle Hotel for the next two nights. The afternoon was spent learing folk dancing which was really fun before heading out to dinner. The rain had stopped and the wind died down by 10pm.
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  • Day10

    The day started very windy and wild with terrential rain but after having a great breakfast we headed off up into the Guagan Barra Forrest for a walk. This forest reminded me of the Star Wars movie where you see the Ewoks or something that you would expect to find a fairy or two in. By the time we were getting to the end of the walk, the weather cleared just like that and it turned into a beautiful day. We left Guagen Barra and headed down into the penninsula. Stopped at a pub called McCartheys and had lunch. After lunch we headed down to the cable car over to the island and waited while a few of the group went across. Nice penninsular. Onwards we went to a stone circle and to get to it we had to tramp through the paddocks that had become spongy and boggy becuase of the recent rains. Heallys pass was the last location we looked at on route to our evening B&B and we did a long hike up the mountain to see the views. Spectacular.Read more

  • Day11

    The weather is shite! Stayed at Portmagee for the evening. This is were we would have caught the boat out to the Skelling islands but the seas were too big and the weather is crap. There is a huricane comeing across the atlantic and is bringing terrible weather with it. We did stopped and have a look at some beaches along the way and took a trip up into the forest to see the red deer. This was good.Read more

  • Day13

    Spent the morning shopping in Dingle. Grabbed a picnic lunch, stopped at a jewellery place and went up to Slea Head and walked up around the coast road, Had a baleys hot chocholate. Had picnic lunch in the van as it wa incredable gusty becaue of Hurricane Ophilia. After this we headed up to the cliffs to watch the swell and waves breaking over the rocks on the very most South western point of Ireland. We seen the sleeping giant and the tree (three) sisters. The afternoon we went to the old church, ring fort and another old church that had a very ancient sun stone and ancient language carved on the stone. Headed back to Dingle.Read more

  • Day14

    Went for a walk around the Dingle harbour to the castle ruins and lighthouse. We were in the bay of Fungi looking for the dolphine Fungi that lives in these waters. Clint seen him. We proceeded on treking back to Dublin in the Wolfmobile and stopped on route to a little traditional pub called the Railway hotel owned by Mick O'Neil. He let us in for a quick drink and look at his pub. Lovely little pub full of memorabiliea. We stopped in Adare for lunch and walked through the gardens and at the thached houses. Traveling on to Dublin the weather progressivly got worse as the huricane Ophelia was heading for IReland and due to make landfall the next morning near county Cork. We got back to Jury's Inn by 6.30pm. Great trip.Read more

  • Day38

    Jess and Em had hair cut and made beautiful ready for school :) Packed and chilled. Evening filled with laughs, nut bush, dancing movie and a few wines.....plus some yummy whisky, lime, clove, hot water potion Paul made (medicinal of course to clear head colds)

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