Are you sure this is Ireland?

Seriously, I saw some parts of Ireland this weekend that made me doubt that I was on this island. Furthermore, it did not rain in about 5 days. That along deserves to be mentioned. πŸ˜‰

After having shown Michaellyn the highlights of Dublin on Thursday, we picked up our rental car from the airport and then headed southwest on Friday morning. No traffic at all considering it was Easter weekend.
Rock of CashelWe stopped at the Rock of Cashel and walked around there. The weather was gorgeous and there were some benches where we had some picknick. Yum!
Me kissing the Blarney Stone!Then we headed to the Blarney Castle as Michaellyn had always wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone. Apparently it gives you eloquence. Well, we did it, and I even did it twice due to some photo probs. But fear not, there’s photographic evidence that I did kiss it! πŸ˜‰ Kissing the Blarney Stone is kind of scary with you dangling head over the castle wall and only some old mate holding you while your hands desperately grasp some iron bars. Don’t think I’ll do that again.
After Blarney we checked into our hotel in Cork – a very nice city by the way – and then walked around a bit and had dinner. Unfortunately it was Good Friday so the pubs were all closed but oh well…

Saturday morning we drove to Killarney to drive on the Ring of Kerry – a route that goes round a peninsula. After a stroll in the Killarney National Park, the road got super winding and narrow and it took us an hour for a fifth of the whole route. We were thinking of just going back then because it was already 2pm then but some bikers told us that that had been the worst and it’d get much better afterwards. Thankfully it did and the views were so worth it! We also found a beach and climbed down to it only to discover a road that led down once we were down. πŸ™‚ But we used the road to go back up to our car so yay!
Another stop in Waterville where Charlie Chaplin’s daughter has a house and then we drove to Killarney to have dinner before heading back to Cork.
Lakes of Killarney Us at Ring of Kerry Ring of Kerry Ring of Kerry Beautiful Ireland - Day 43

Easter Sunday we checked out of our hotel and got the car out of the carpark (and it had a new scratch thankyouverymuch) and went to Cobh (say “Cove”). Originally we had only planned to take a look around for an hour or so and then move on but the town and the weather were so nice that we spent the whole day there. Had some yummy brunch at the Lazy Bean Cafe (eggs, bagel), enjoyed the sun, looked at the cathedral, searched for the Titanic memorial, looked at the Queenstown Story museum, had ice-cream. Lovely day!

Cobh Brunch in Cobh Palmtrees! Titanic Memorial Cobh Cobh

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5 responses to “Are you sure this is Ireland?

  1. wow, another great weekend. i’m glad you had such nice weather (for a change) and you’re certainly making the best out of your time in ireland! πŸ™‚

  2. what a great, great time with your friend πŸ™‚ like kim said, you’re definitely making the best of your time in ireland… your photos are gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

  3. Awesome photos! It doesn’t even look like Ireland. That one picture (Ring of Kerry) even looks like a US landscape. Glad to hear you had an awesome weekend!

  4. wow..you have been blessed to have had soooo many visitors! and you sure have seen
    a lot of ireland…if i don’t make it there…at least i’ve experienced it through you!

  5. I’m in awe at how beautiful, sunny, and happy those photos all are. Oh goodness, the weather is indeed too unreal as the photos show.

    Pretty ladies, both of you! You look supremely happy and I’m really glad πŸ™‚

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