The Matchmaking Festival
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We left the Lighthouse B and B and decided we wanted to finish driving through Connor's Pass and then drove down to do the Loop Head drive out to Loop Head Lighthouse. In case you haven't noticed we're big on scenic drives. If any of us every read about any kind of drive or scenic tour we planned on doing it. On the way out to Loop Head we found a beach called Farmagle or Fermagle Strand and you could take your car out on it. That brought all kinds of joy to my world, lol. We did finally get out to the lighthouse and did the normal 1,000 stops to take all kinds of pictures. The most memorable quote of the day came from Kerry who announced to me " I almost bit the dust back there". It was just the way she said it, like she was telling me what she had for breakfast or something, needless to say we both busted out laughing and laughed all the way back to the car.
We then headed to Lisdoonvarna, via the Kilimer-Talbert ferry, where we planned on staying the rest of the weekend. If you've ever heard of Lisdoonvarna it's probably because of the yearly Matchmaking Festival that happenes every year in September and October, sometimes also referred to as the International Bachelor Festival. Now I don't want to say the we planned our whole trip around the fesitval because we didn't but if you look at our route on the map we did just a little backtracking so that we could be in Lisdoonvarna on the weekend. I mean what's the sense of going to the Matchmaking Festival if you can't go on the weekend right?
We checked into our B and B St.