Killarney to Dromoland

June 16, 2011

It feels like I havent updated forever and the days are starting to run together. Guess that’s what vacation is all about right?

Our last night in Killarney was spent out to dinner with all the Canadians on the tour at a restaurant recommended by the hotel concierge. I enjoyed a half duck with roasted veggies and sweet potatoe wedges with some Guinness.

When I went to order a second Guinness the waiter asked if I was sure I wanted another since I’m so petite. I found it funny, and replied that I was from Canada. He understood and brought me a second Guinness.

The next morning we were back on the bus en route to Dromoland. It was a short day on the bus this time with only one stop in Limerick for a couple hours. Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland, and was not as quaint like the smaller towns. I still enjoyed wandering the streets checking out the colorful buildings. We even wandered to the river to see a castle before getting a little turned around on the way back. Let’s just say we got to see some nice residential neighbourhoods.

From Limerick it was just a quick jaunt to Dromoland. Arriving here was a moment I may never forget. The buses were greeted at the gate and escorted up to the castle by horse and hound. It was truly the coolest thing, two riders on horses with about 25 fox hounds.

The castle itself is unreal. It seems like something out of a very tale and I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to visit it let alone stay there.

Our afternoon was spent exploring the grounds and trying not to get lost. We had a little bite to eat from the golf club restaurant before heading to a neighbouring village for dinner and drinks at Durty Nellie’s pub.

When we got back to the castle a couple of the other girls and I decided to go to the castle bar for some drinks. We made friends with the bartender, Richard, who made us some of his favorite shots. The Baby Guinness was pretty good but the Irish Flag was deadly.

This morning was a little bit of cardio before a quick breakfast. Back on the bus one more time to go check out the Cliffs of Moher. It’s a little rainy so hopefully the trip will be worthwhile. 20110616-044546.jpg20110616-044600.jpg20110616-044620.jpg20110616-044614.jpg

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  • Reply
    June 16, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Very cool! Did you get to visit with the hounds?

    • Reply
      June 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm

      Yes, somewhere the YL photographer has a really good picture of me with them.

  • Reply
    Allison @ Food For Healing
    June 16, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    take me with you next time. ok. thanks.

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