The Road To Dingle
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We were told that the drive from Galway to Dingle wasn't a long one and I do believe the man was just taking the piss!! It was a 6-7 hour drive, some of it through rain, and alot of it on bumpy narrow roads that weren't well marked! Many a time we couldn't believe that a narrow dirt road winding through window hitting bushes could be a major "highway" but we learned pretty quickly to expect the unexpected! It was one of the most memorable, enjoyable drives of my life! We laughed, we panicked and we got there in one piece!! I wish I had sunnier memories of Dingle, but it rained cats and dogs the day we arrived, completely ruining my new umbrella, turning it inside out permanently no matter how many times I tried to right it. In the end I had to stuff it in a trash can and hope none of the locals saw!
Rather fortuitously we arrived the day of a music festival. Our one night there was spent going from pub to pub hearing wonderful traditional music! We got hit on by 50-ish single farmers, learned a few words in Gaelic and found ourselves followed by some rowdy, drunk Italians! Ahh the life!
I couldn't tell you where we stayed, as the B&B had no name that I ever saw, but I can tell you it was yellow!
Dingle was fun, but just a brief stop! Unfortunately we didn't see Fungie the famous Dingle dolphin!