Ahh to be sure to be sure! We have spent the last 3 days in Ireland enjoying the emerald isle and getting a little taste of the Irish life. Tuesday wasn't a great start as we landed & found our car hire mob, signed the papers and were shuttled out to the car lot. However it took about 30 mins before our car was ready so I jumped up & down and as a result we received an upgrade. Big win for us. So off we headed down the motorway to Kilkenny. We found our lodgings then went for a drive in to the town for a look and dins. The town is a beautiful medieval town with a lot of character. We found a great pub for a nice irish stew and a fill of much needed veggies, then back home as darkness settled in. The next morning we were up early for some photos around the castle (cause we haven't seen enough of them) then back in the chariot and up the road to Cork. It was a bit of a hike but we made it to the city then navigated the one way streets with a gps that doesn't give a damn about one way streets. We found a park, dropped off some washing and went in search of food at a local market. Then it was a wander through the streets and some book shopping for mum before heading up to our accommodation for an afternoon rest. That evening we went for a drive to grab some dins but got frustrated by not being able to find a park, so dropped our car back at the hotel and wandered back to the shops and settled on a burger bar. Back home then for some cider and a bit of Irish tv.
Yesterday we made our way back to Dublin where we parked in the city centre to have a little look and fill in time until check-in. I was pretty tired from all the driving so it was off to a quiet night in. We decided we didn't feel like sitting in the hotel though so we loaded into the car and off to see Harry Potter at the movies. Think it's based on a true story.
Today we were up after a nice sleep in and on the bus into Dublin centre. Def a lot easier than dealing with expensive parking and one way streets everywhere. Even worse though, and this seems to be all through Ireland, are the longest changing traffic lights ever. If you miss your lights then you have to wait about, well at a guess 2 years, until they cycle around again. Very frustrating. Anyways we wandered through the main parts of the city, up through the old quarter & took photos around the castle. We fitted in lunch then took some some snaps of the iconic Temple Bar. Came across a marrionet busker which was hilarious then bit of a wander through Trinity College. After a lot of walking for the day we bused it home and packed ready for the early flight tomorrow. Ireland has been enjoyable but not sure we would return, even though they have the coolest of all accents.