River Aherlow

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    • Day4

      Cahir Castle

      August 16, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

      Ein willkommener Unterschlupf bei Regenwetter auf der Strecke von Carlow nach Cork ist das Cahir Castle.

      Es war der Sitz der mächtigen Familie Butler, der wir schon in Kilkenny begegnet sind. Eine audiovisuelle Präsentation in deutsch erklärte uns, auf was wir unsere besondere Aufmerksamkeit lenken sollen.

      Das Castle behielt ihren beeindruckenden Burgfried, den Turm, sowie viele
      ursprüngliche Verteidigungspunkte bis heute bei.

      Die Burg von Cahir ist eine der größten und am besten erhaltenen Burgen Irlands, die sich auf einer Felseninsel im Fluss Suir befindet. Die Besichtigung in gebückter Haltung enge Steintreppen hinauf und hinab zur Latrine, dem
      Mörderloch und dem Brunnenturm bereiteten uns eine kurzweilige Stunde.
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    • Day4

      Cahir Castle: Stone Fort of the Fish

      June 22, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

      Down the road about 15 minutes from the Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey, is Cahir Castle ... in the town of Cahir.

      The 12th century castle is situated where once a 3rd century fort by the name of Cathair stood. Cathair, from which Cahir Castle’s name is derived, means “the stone fort of the fish.”

      Built along the River Suir, this well-preserved castle is a photogenic subject for the camera. Which is why, I wanted to stop here. That the sun came out as we were parking the car, added to our pleasure in what our eyes beheld.

      I had read that there wasn’t much to see inside. So, initially, we weren’t planning to tour the castle. But since the admission was included in our OPW Heritage Card, we figured we’d take a quick look see before moving on with the rest of our plans for the day.

      P.S. We’ve already used up most of our initial €30/person outlay for the OPW Heritage Card. We’ve only got €7/person left before we break even. This is just day 3 of our 15-day driving trip. I think I can safely say that buying the card was a good deal.
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    • Day4

      Lunch Time!

      June 22, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

      Taking the footpath from the Swiss Cottage back into Cahir, we headed off to find a place for a late lunch before getting on the road again.

      We like to ask the locals for restaurant recommendations. Most of the time, they steer us right. This time the result was so-so ... perhaps because we were at the restaurant at an off-hour.

      It wasn’t that the food at Galileo Café was particularly bad. No. It just wasn’t as good as the meals we’ve enjoyed these past few days.
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