We See Some Castles Then Have A Riotous Good Time At A Pub

We started with the understated  (Cashel Rock) then the overexposed (Blarney Castle). Afterwards it was a bed and breakfast over a pub. It rained, it misted and if we complained there was always someone to remind us that this is Ireland.

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So Henna was the only one brave enough to kiss the stone. Blarney Castle and Gardens is actually a lot more than a kissable rock. It is a lot of paths and ancient ruins as well as a running river.   Easily worth spending the day.

Cashel Rock was a mighty good roadside attraction of epic historic proportions. About a thousand years old it figured well in the spread of Christianity and includes a rare round tower and a lot of sweeping views of the Irish country side.

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Driving from Blarney Castle the road twisted and the locals gave a friendly blast of the horn whenever they saw me coming (especially when I drifted a bit too far to the right). We pulled into a bed and breakfast over a pub and then settled into pints, pool, and whiskey. There was a very friendly and gassy terrier for Henna to play with. Corey beat two locals at pool. I learned a little about Galic football and other Celtic traditions. Love this island.

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Henna, our new friend Dylan, and Corey

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