Ireland
Cork

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  • Day6

    No music ???

    May 17 in Ireland

    So I'm here in Cobh outside the "music" pub and for now... No music... I'll wait and see...
    EDIT : Yes .. there was some music ... and quite a good selection ! By Dr Dec and the Side Effects ... Great covers!

  • Day7

    Afternoon at the beach !

    May 18 in Ireland

    Beautiful sunny afternoon... I decided to quiet down, stop driving and relax at the beach... Swimming is out of question on behalf of the crazy cold water... I did dig my feet though...
    As you can see the wild Atlantic way... is not that wild here today...
    The sun feels sooo good though....

  • Day5

    Isaacs Hotel Cork

    April 25 in Ireland

    Endlich sind wir in Cork im Hotel angekommen. Da es schon recht spät ist, haben wir uns nur im Supermarkt mit dem nötigsten eingedeckt. Zur Feier des Tages haben wir ein Zimmerupgrade bekommen 😉 Ein wenig seltsam war bloß da Parkdystem. Hier musste man sich eine Parking Disc kaufen und dann freirubbeln, an wann das Ticket gelten soll 🤔

  • Day14

    Blarney Castle and the Gift of the Gab

    August 15, 2017 in Ireland

    So to kiss the Blarney stone you dangle half your body over the ledge at the top of the castle, lean back and kiss the special stone. Meant to give you the gift of the gab. I think I already have it, especially after a few beverages.
    Queen Elizabeth I is credited with introducing the work blarney into the English language when trying to persuade the MacCarthy chieftain to abandon the castle and accept English rule. MacCarthy was known for this smooth talking and flattery. Even though there was never an agreement.

    The castle was built in 1446. It is such a beautiful area with amazing gardens.
    I have no idea why they rug up their trees. But it's cute.
    And shamrock is a flavor, who knew?
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  • Day103

    Cobh (Cove)

    December 15, 2016 in Ireland

    Took a day trip to Cobh this morning, formerly called Queenstown. The former queen named it after herself when she visited prior to the sailing of the Titantic. One Ireland gained independence from the Brits they renamed it back to its original Gaelic name. It was a beautiful little town only 24 minutes from Cork. The town is known as the last sailing point from Ireland before heading to New York on April 11, 1912. Cobh is known as heartbreak harbour because of the heartbreak the Irish people felt when their families were leaving for America. The Karl next to the Titanic museum is called Kennedy park in Irish pride if JFK. It was a lovely place with lots of interesting history.Read more

  • Day103

    The Titantic museum

    December 15, 2016 in Ireland

    Well it started to rain and so I decided to take in the Titantic museum. So glad I did, it was fantastic! As I was waiting for the tour four people in camo gear walked in and right away I knew they were Americans. Sure enough! The woman walked in and asked "what's this museum all about"? Dah! I guess they never saw the blockbuster with Kate and Leo. The poor irish girl was so kind but I knew she was a bit put off. Cobh was the last pickup point and 177 people left from there to sail to New York . It took three years and 3 thousand men to build the ship. The third class compartments in the ship were better than some of the hostels I have stayed at.Read more

  • Day4

    Dublin to Cork, Ireland

    August 23, 2017 in Ireland

    Picked up the car from the airport today and drove from Dublin to Cork via Killarney and Waterford. We took the backroads enjoying the beautiful green hills and stone stacked fences sectioning off the lush emerald fields. Some backroads have speeds of 100km per hour - not possible I say. Then you have some cars travelling at 50km per hour when it is 120 km. We stopped in Waterford and walked around the town centre, had a quick visit to the Waterford Crystal factory and saw the remains of the Viking Wall dating back to AD914. I think I want to name Waterford - Op Shop Central, we must have passed at least 15 of them. They did have some amazing murals throughout the town. Arrived in Cork about 6.15pm have had dinner now for an early night after our big days and nights in Dublin.Read more

  • Day5

    Blarney Castle & Cliffs of Moher

    August 24, 2017 in Ireland

    Well another magical day. Blue sky at the Blarney Castle, kissed the Blarney Stone. I wish I had spent a day here wandering around the grounds, they are so beautiful. We then headed to the West Coast to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Luckily for us the rain held off. As we drove into the car park the rain was pouring down sideways from the wind, we put on our wet weather gear and it stopped just long enough for us to walk along the Cliffs and snap our photos. We headed back to Cork through Tipperary, a busy little city with lots of old style charm. Love the Emerald Isle. Everyday just gets better.Read more

  • Day44

    Cork, Ireland

    September 15, 2017 in Ireland

    We traveled to Cork City which used to be Europes main seaport.
    The highlight today was a guided tour of the Old Middleton Jameson Irish Whiskey Distillery which is still in use today. This excellent, detailed visit included three original pot stills. One of these copper stills is the largest in the world holding 31,000 gallons.
    We ended the tour in the tasting room where we sampled their Irish Whiskey.Read more

  • Day4

    Well we did it! When you come up to the Blarney Castle and grounds, you could honestly get lost in the mazes and gardens that lay before you. But obviously we didn't look around when we got there... We headed straight for the castle to make the climb to Kiss the Blarney stone.

    The Blarney Stone was said to be blessed (or cursed, depensing how you think of it) by a witch a long, long time ago and that any person who kisses it develops the "Gift of Gab". For those of you who don't know, that is the ability to talk... And talk... And talk... And talk. (Like the Irish do)

    So we walked into the castle and climed the very very tall spiral stone staircase (that gradually closed in on you as you went... Honestly) until we got to the top of the castle to the barricade lookout. Once there, you had to lean out over the edge of the castle to reach the wall to kiss it, while being held by a friendly tour attendant. If you are on the shorter side (like me), you have to scoot out so far that it feela like only the tip of your bottom is touching the floor and the rest of you is literally hanging over the open hole. There are no nets and no safety features except for the handles you see in the pictures. And I absolutely loved every second of it.

    On the way down we explored all of the rooms and nooks/crannies that we found, but I think we were all too distracted riding the high from kissing the Blarney.
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County Cork, Cork, Corcaigh

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