|Craft cottage on Aran Island|
|Dromagorteen stone circle|
Dublin follow - this link.
We left Dublin and cut back west taking in the - Curragh - where we saw horses galloping across the plains. We spent the next few nights in Galway, the third largest city in the south. While based in - Galway - we took a ferry to the - Aran Islands, drove through Connemara area and along the beautiful coastline looking out for - killer sheep. Claddagh Bay is the place to buy a - Claddagh ring - which is an Irish token of friendship and love.
|Harp players at Bunratty Castle|
Staff, dressed in 15th century outfits, ply you with mead and bread then escort you to tables where you enjoy a 4-course meal. The staff take breaks from feeding you to sing ballads, dance and play the harp. Some of the lyrics were quite racy. It's all tongue in cheek and lots of fun. I was more than happy with my vegetarian meal.
|English Market Cork|
Next we made our way toward county Kerry. We drove the - Ring of Kerry in an anti-clockwise direction. They say that tour buses do the trip counter clockwise, so to avoid being stuck behind slow, scene blocking buses, cars should travel clockwise. You decide. It's hard to find words to describe how unbelievably beautiful the towns and bays in Kerry are.
|Leprechaun crossing in Kerry|
|Temple Bar area in Dublin|
After Cork we went via - Waterford - up toward Rosslare where we spent our last night. I wouldn't visit Rosslare but we had to be close to it as we took the ferry early the next morning. The ferry arrived in Fishguard in Wales and that was the end of our Irish holiday.
But it was worth it.
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|Cliff of Moher|