Morning tour of the city and then free time to shop! Our last day in Ireland so need to get our souvenirs, but all the shops are owned by the same company! A relaxing day which we finished at a pub down the road from our hotel!
Wayne and Lyn's 2014 Adventure
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Spent some time in Galway this morning but not much open in the city on a Sunday morning. We then drove through the Connemara district with beautiful rugged mountains and some lakes. We continued up the west coast to Donegal and our final destination of Letterkenny. This afternoon we experienced our first bout of 'real Irish weather' as it rained for most of the afternoon and evening. It made sight-seeing a little difficult.
Drove through Limerick this morning and then out to the west coast to the Cliffs of Moher overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was quite windy on top of the cliffs but still a beautiful sunny day. The views of the coastline, the Aran Islands and across the bay were amazing. We then drove down the 'corkscrew' (a very windy road) then all the way around the bay to Galway.
Foggy morning for our drive around the Ring of Kerry but cleared just in time for us to get the good views and stayed sunny for the rest of the day until late evening. We saw great views of Dingle Bay, Waterville and Castle Cove along the coastline, then headed back into Killarney National Park, over the mountains and around the lakes- beautiful! Free time this afternoon after having lunch in Killarney, and then we had dinner in a Chinese restaurant - just for a...
Did a tour of Waterford Crystal this morning and watched them blow and cut the glass which was very interesting. Saw some amazing pieces of work including replicas of Ashes trophy, 9/11 memorial piece, and a chalice commissioned by the Queen for her diamond jubilee. I ran into friends from Rocky in the showroom - you wouldn't read about it! We continued on to Cork (where all the cruise ships come in and where the Titanic left from). The Ruby Princess was in port...