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Kilkenny to Cork along the coastline

Ireland 2008

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large_1297706_14329766571866.jpgFisherman (Dunmore East)From Kilkenny we drove to Waterford [Waterford-travel-guide-939352] and further to the small port town ofDunmore East. At the harbour we watched the fisherman repairing their gear, interesting stuff for us landlubbers.

Then along the coast to Dungarvan and thence to Youghal. Youghal has a bell tower which was originally the city gate, the road leads here under. Unfortunately not open to the public just as Tyntes Castle, this is a 15th century tower, I would have loved to take a look inside. Instead wehad a cappuccino at the harbor and went on to Midleton.large_1297706_14329766992912.jpg We visited the Old Midleton distillery, only looking at the buildings from the outside, it's also a Jamesons distillery and we already did a tour in Dublin [Dublin-travel-guide-936355].

Next stop: Cobh, from 1849 till 1921 it was called Queenstown, yes, the Titanic's Queenstown. We visited st. Colman’s Cathedral, very impressive and then on to Cork [Cork-travel-guide-935857], taking the ferry, ignoring our route planner (sometimes the best way to go!). Cork has Irelands largest building, officially opened on the 17th (saw that on TV) hard to get a nice picture of it though. We planned to stay the night in Cork, the book already warned us for lack of private parking in Cork so we just drove around a bit to look for a B&B with private parking. We found Gabriel House, the the girl at the counter tried to persuade us to stay more than one night and thinking about all the things to see in this area and after seeing our room we decided to stay two nights, no problem the girl told us (yes problem it turned out to be)


Posted by Stefmuts 22:26 Archived in Ireland Tagged landscapes churches cork kilkenny high_cross

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