Day 3 November 26
Limerick – Adare – Ring of Kerry – Killarney
We had breakfast and headed out of Limerick at 8 a.m. First we stopped at Adare to see the thatched cottages and Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The next stop was Killorglin. We hit up Jack’s for a pastry and tea. We wandered around the city.
Our wonderful driver drove us around the Ring of Kerry and let me tell you…1. It was foggy when we were up in the mountains, 2. I should have taken a Dramamine and 3. We still got some pretty amazing views when we were closer to sea level.
We stopped at Waterville for lunch at Dooley’s and beautiful views of the ocean.
Next we stopped for a few photos and some coffee at Sneem.
We made a quick photo stop at ladies view…there were two tour buses parked at the top lookout, so we had to go down a little further and honestly the view was much better from the top spot, but I was on the wrong side of the bus to get a photo out the window.
Here are a few other photos from throughout the day on the Ring of Kerry in no particular order (we saw so much today that’s it’s hard to remember the exact order)
We arrived at Killarney Towers Hotel where we would stay the night. We had the porters bring up our bags then we headed to a country pub named The Shanty for an authentic Irish pub experience.
After the pub tour, we came back to Killarney and headed out to find dinner and check out all the Christmas decorations.
Today there was mighty Craic to be had. It was packed full!
Day 4 November 27
Killarney – Blarney – Kinsale
We walked around Killarney after breakfast and got a few photos.
We left Killarney at 1030 and headed towards Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle. I kissed the Blarney Stone. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to…you have to lie on your back and slide way down to get to the Blarney Stone. The gentlemen holding you were able to help me get down there and back up. We then visited the Blarney Castle gardens. We had lunch in town and did some shopping.
After we left Blarney we headed towards Kinsale where we were staying for the night. We drove through Cork, but I just photographed out the window as we didn’t stop there.
We arrived at Trident Hotel, rested for about 10 minutes and then headed out to see the town and harbor. This is the view of the harbor out our window.
Dinner was scheduled for us in the hotel restaurant at 7 p.m. Dinner was fabulous; I had hake and potatoes and then we had a trio of desserts. This hotel has been the best of the trip so far…view, towel warmer, most comfortable bed, separate tub and shower, great water pressure, bottled water in the room, selection of toiletries was top notch…just a very cozy room. All the other rooms were good, but this one was great. We will see how it stacks up to our Dublin hotel we will be on Thursday and Friday.
Tomorrow we head to Dublin and will be there for 2 nights.
Hope you enjoy reading and seeing my photos