Sometimes, selfie sticks don't work as well as you would like them to....
....but when you want a group picture....
...you just make do!
A cute little shoppe in Kenmare
Scenery on the Ring of Kerry
On Sunday we attended East Dunsmore Christian Fellowship.
We toured the Waterford Crystal factory. They used to make all of their glass right in the town of Waterford, but now only special ordered pieces are made in this small factory and the rest is made elsewhere. It was mesmerizing to watch them blow glass.
Next it was on to Wexford to see the Famine Ships. These ships were used to take the Irish to America & Canada during the hard times caused by the potato famine.
Our Airbnb lodging one night was on this farm where we met one of our most memorable hosts!
Peter was waiting for us when we drove in and introduced us to his wife who had prepared a lovely tea. Next on the agenda was a tour of the farm.
He even provided us with muck boots! :)
Peter and us. He couldn't stop remarking about the beautiful view this hill on his farm afforded. And he was right!
Newgrange - an ancient burial place although the reason for the structure and the way its built remains a mystery. The sun only shines into the inside chamber on about 5 days of the year, around the summer solstice.
The only entrance and exit to the inside chamber. If you easily become claustrophobic - this is not the place for you!
Dunluce Castle - rumor has it that the kitchen of this castle fell into the sea during a bad storm.
A kind lady who happened to be exiting the tour bus, graciously took our picture for us. But then a tour guide hurriedly got off the bus and and said "No, no! Don't let her take your picture, she drops cameras all the time! And let's get the rest of your group on the picture too!" (They had just stuffed themselves into our vehicle) But when someone offers to take a group picture, you accept! So they extricated themselves for yet another group picture.
Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge
It was such a long day, we hadn't eaten in awhile, and it was taking forever to get to our hotel. (This is probably 10:30 in the evening). After working some minor problems out with returning our car rental, we finally got a taxi ride to our hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
And then we had our first taste of Chicken Lickin'! :)