ireland 3/3

IMG_7251 another tidy town IMG_7258 IMG_7257 cahir castle IMG_7278 IMG_7275 Collage2 IMG_7282 - Version 2 rock of cashel IMG_7308 dublin Collage3 trinity college library IMG_7325 a bit of art at trinity IMG_7330 cricket Collage1 temple bar and an irish euro

a lady at the parking lot at cahir castle gave us her parking receipt so we didn't have to pay. cahir castle is just right in the middle of town. like hi...don't tell anybody. great castle and super cheap. loved it.
it was at that point we realized we had both driven on the left side more than the right in the year 2013. lots of driving. totally worth it.

rock of cashel - also really amazing. the celtic crosses and the green fields in view atop the hill. cashel town is teeny and cute. we stayed at peggy o'neills b&b. a cute little one, just at the edge of town so you can walk in for dinner or even walk to the rock. you sort of have to hike up to the castle anyway.
the rock of cashel was probably the most legit and scenic castle, as far as castles go.

we also hit kilkenny - the castle there is more palacey. wasn't as much our style but still a lovely building.

next, dublin. a fun little city. we got really lucky with food - chose the best places like queen of tarts, whitefriar grill, gallagher's boxty house and fitzsimons for music and dancing.
whitefriar reminded us of home - and that was ok since we were about to go back to nyc.
we got to see the book of kells, trinity college, a cricket game, the north strand (for you once lovers) and grafton street.

i'd go back to ireland any day.


laden backpack said...

I think it is so nice that they paint all of the houses
different colors so that in the long and dreary winters
there is a little brightness and color in their lives.
Probably wouldn't hurt to paint up some of the
castles too. Just kidding, it would add some kick
to the stone, though. love it

shayna said...

You're the queen of my tart. (sound inappropriate) I want that library with the ladder so badly. When we start a business together, we're going to need to have a big library in our office.

Linds said...

I think the we'll watch Tangled tomorrow and pretend we have Irish accents.

The place has been so green and so gorgeous. I'm glad you decided to go there :)

You said NatGeos make good tour guides. I think I'll just print off your posts and use them as my guide. You know, when it tickles my fancy to cross the pond.