WOW!! Sunshine! We were up and out by 9am. Wanted to make the 11:30 ferry from Tarbert to Killimer. Took the Conor Pass out of the Dingle Peninsula. The views were incredible, especially since the sun was with us today. The drive was very narrow, in some spots one lane twisting and turning down the mountain. We got a look Mt. Brandon with a bit of a cloud overhead.
Stopped off at Cooney's in Quilty for lunch, in honor of Ilana and Liam's friend, Cooney. He also owns a bar/restaurant in Charlestown, MA. We wondered if the Cooney's were related but our Irish Cooney had no relatives in MA. Too bad. Ate our soup with a great view of the ocean. We pressed on to the Cliffs of Mohr.
We came across a gathering of folks with long sticks do funny things to the ground. I asked one man what they were doing and he said "I'm doing too much if you ask me!". Come to find out that they were hare hunting. They were pretty funny to watch. We made it pretty close to the visitors start line and then we turned around. Time was moving on and there was one more place to go before looking for a room for the night. Saw yet another rainbow on the drive out! No pot of gold at the end however.
Rolled into Kinvarra at around 6. We were both wiped out and we stopped at the first place we saw - The Kinvarra Guesthouse. It is in the middle of a very small town. It is more hotelish than b&b but there is a full breakfast and it is a large room and clean. Wait a minute, there seems to be something a bit off with the bathroom. Oh yeah, we don't have a wheelchair! After we looked around a bit, we noticed that we were in a handicapped room. I felt like I was in a
There seems to be one restaurant in this town so that is where we went. The Pier Head - just to let you know there were a ramp going up to the door instead of stairs. We are beginning to wonder about this town. It was lively and the food was ok but the Guiness keg or tap was on the fritz. One would think that is sacrilegious anywhere in Ireland. Finished up and walked back to our room. Only one night here and move on to Galway for our last two nights on the Emerald Isle.
What a fantastic day this was. Riding through rainbows, hiking the cliffs of Mohr - yikes...
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Next time... Galway