Ireland
Sneem

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Caherdaniel to Sneem

    August 16, 2017 in Ireland

    During this night the rain drops where clattering against the window with force and there was strong wind. All our fears seemed to come true. But as the morning broke in the wind was weaker and the rain nearly stopped. After the Irish breakfast, we got out, guess wha,t it was still dry. But it only took the first 2 km to began raining and didn't stop until we arrived. The path wasn't too boggy, but there was dense fog all around us. From time to time, we were greeted by a pair of lambs. The only people we met was a belgian couple we had already met several days before.

    After a rather fast walk of about 4,5 hours, we arrived in Sneem, a small town. Sneem is knows for the visits of General De Gaulle, the former french President. There is a commemoration monument at one of the main places.
    The meaning of Sneem is knot. In the middle of Sneem is a bridge, that ties together both halves of Sneem. This is one of the numerous origins of the name.

    We then arrived at our final destination of today, which was the Sneem Hotel, a big hotel with luxury accommodation. It felt a bit unusual to arrive here after all the stays in B&B's.
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  • Day13

    Ring of Kerry, Ireland

    September 22, 2016 in Ireland

    9/15 A lot of us didn't know what to expect this day. We knew it would be a lot of driving, but didn't know much else. It turned out to be one of my favorite days. The scenery was amazing! We took a lot of photo stops and I got some wonderful pictures. I didn't know there were so many lakes! They described an old Norman farming practice called something I don't remember, but basically it was a fortified stone ring they would drive all their livestock into at night so they couldn't be stolen. Pretty cool!
    We went to Valentia Island, which had the Skellig Experience (real name!). It was the jumping off point for touring these remote and seriously rough islands where there was once a monestary. It was a 6 hour tour so we didn't get to go. But the other draw was that one of those islands was used filming some scenes from the current star wars series! They were really playing it up too, lots of merchsndising.
    I got some pictures of colored buildngs on the water across the bay. They weren't the buildings I was looking for but they were colorful none the less. We stopped at a little village for ice cream where I got some cool pics of pubs and stuff. The ice cream shop was called Annie's, so I got a picture of that and put it on a postcard for my niece.
    We went to Muck Ross house in Killarney that evening. I don't remember much about it but do know it had beautiful grounds and gardens where we had fun playing gnomes. They also have a fab weaving company and their hats are very popular. I bought one!
    After a long day in the bus we really enjoyed the hot tub!
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Sneem, An Snaidhm

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