In the past three weeks or so, we’d covered the UK, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We’d driven over 2,100 kilometres, stayed in over twenty different B&B’s and hotels and eaten god knows how many pub meals! But we weren’t done yet..
As we started to edge away from the eastern side of Ireland, we popped into Bunratty Castle – a large 15th century tower house. Now dubbed the Bunratty Folk Park, tourists can wander through the castle and village and experience what it was like to live back in those times. Even the staff dress in period costume and do displays on how to cook bread and burn peat. It was a fun experience even in the pouring rain!
We also briefly stopped in the gorgeous town of Killarney, which was the epitome of a stereotypical Irish town. Despite Dad’s complaints, Mum and I got in some shopping time and found the most delicious chocolate rocky-road slice in town. We headed towards the beautiful Torc waterfall to walk off the aforementioned chocolate slice and had a sneaky look at the grand Muckross House.
As we continued towards the other side of the country we had a break at the breathtaking Ladies View stop. This viewpoint was simply spectacular and it was easy to see why the Queen and her ladies enjoyed it so much.
Unfortunately as always, time was running away from us and we had to leg it to our next destination as it was taking us to Wales! We close to the ferry at Rosslare, where we ate our final Irish pub meal enjoyed our last bit of craic before driving onto the ferry the following morning to head over to the land of the Welsh.