We’ve covered a lot of ground in the past week; the boys golfing and the girls touring around villages, towns, pubs, woolen mills and castles. These last few days have been spent in Clifden, Connemara, Killarney and finally Malahide. Tomorrow we begin our day with a flight to Amsterdam. But first, let’s finish with beautiful green Ireland. This friary sat next to our hotel and across the street a bronze of the infamous Red Deer of Ireland.
We ventured out of Killarney to Dingle where the boys would be golfing and the girls enjoying the charming seaside town. There is a dolphin in the bay of Dingle who has lived there for over 25 years…alone yet in close proximity to humans. His name is Fungie and he is beloved of the village people
Since Ireland is a land of rain every 20 minutes, one must quickly pop into doorways otherwise get drenched. There are also lots of critters hanging inside those storefronts.
Heading back to collect the boys at the golf course we stop at a heritage site, the Blasket Centre, to see a quilt showing organized by Nikki Foley (quilter, designer and author) who is the wife of our bus driver, Anton Foley. This made my day!
The following day Anton drove us out to the Dingle peninsula to his wife’s shop so I could meet her. Along the way it was a short visit to a woolen factory.
The next day we are on the road again heading to Malahide, our last two days in Ireland.
And while the boys golfed we girls toured this charming seaside town and its castle. Castle.
So ends our tour of Ireland. I’ll meet you next week in Holland.