Onto day 3 and 4....
Day 3 we took a 2 hour drive to a town called Killarney. The town and it's surrounding area was rich with things to do. If I were to come back to Ireland, I would definitely invest more time here.
|I loved this tree and it's low droopy branches|
|The main entrance to Muckross House|
|Chim-chimeny, chim chimeny, chim chim cheroo.|
|This inlet led to the big lake. I love the row boats in the water.|
|Queen Victoria stayed in a bedroom on this side for two nights. The west side of the house had the view of the lake...|
|and had this view too. So pretty and so green!|
|Joe loved these moss covered trees.|
We were told to head to the town of Galway by a few locals. It is one of the bigger cities in the country. It was a 90 minute drive.
Side note... Before I left for Ireland, a friend asked if I spoke Irish. I said, "they speak English in Ireland". I laughed at my ignorance when I heard many people still speak Gaelic in Ireland! I really had no idea. Everything is written in both Gaelic and English... Road signs, tourist info, etc. Galway was a city where many people still spoke their native language.
We went to a church called St. Nicholas Cathedral. It's the largest medieval church in Ireland still in use. Christopher Columbus prayed there in 1477. Pretty cool!
|Pic from the Cathedral website. We didn't get a good one of the outside.|
On our way home, we drove past this castle (called Dunguaire). Technically called a "tower house".