Friday landed in Dublin at 6AM and boarded a bus for Wexford - lovely drive,lots of dairy and beef csttle with some sheep and horses. A brief nap on the bus. It was raining in Wexford and we were tired, so got a taxi to our B&B instead of walking and dragging our luggage uphill. Wexford is small, but pretty and so many interesting things to do nearby. But we took a 4 hour nap instead! Walked downhill to a restaurant recommended by our host. I had mussels in a garlic cream sauce - yum! Ran into friends having dinner across the street and finalized plans for the next day - a trip out to visit the tower castle they bought and are restoring for an eventual retirement home.
They were having a "We have a roof on the tower" and a thank you party for all the neighbors and friends who have done so much volunteer work on the castle. It's going to be so cool when they finally finish it. They have already had several events out there - they are also medieval history buffs - and have done one workshop on cooking over an open fire and another digging and washing the local clay and making pottery and have given groups of people tours.
Last night we took a train back to Dublin. The train from Wexford to Dublin goes part of the way along the Irish Sea and is a beautiful trip. Also past many prosperous farms with more fat cattle, sheep and horses and the most GREEN pastures.
Today DW and I went to to National Archeological Museum to look at Viking artifacts. We ran into several friends who are also Viking buffs and took notes and pictures for making articles to add to our reenactment kits. I walked until my feet are dead!
Tomorrow we take a bus tour to Newgrange - a stone-age burial site - and Tarra, which was the seat of early Irish kings.
I cannot send pictures from this tablet but will do so when we're back home.
GLAD TO SEE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL TRIP!!
WOW!! So jealous, but glad u are having a great time, Ireland is on my bucket list
Lovely. Enjoy yourself and I will look out for your photos when you get time to post them.
Have friends who just returned. They had a full week of glorious weather.
Welcome to my lovely country.
Cousins of my DH own the land Newgrange tombs are on.
Hope you enjoy your visit
You will LOVE Newgrange & Tara! Amazing ancient places . xxx
Loved the parts of Ireland we saw on our bus tour.
Have fun and enjoy yourselves. Friends are also in Ireland at the moment, and just posted photos of themselves having afternoon tea at Ashford Castle.
Sounds like you're having a wonderful time. Enjoy!
Sounds wonderful! I am sooo jealous. I loved Ireland and in Dublin on the main street(O'Connall) we heard the distant sound of a didgeridoo. Tracked it down to find an Aboriginal with only a loin cloth on, blowing his didgeridoo. Amazed/stunned were words that came to mind.
But it is a beautiful island and the greens are so green...stunningly so!
So green it almost hurts your eyes, isn't it?