Happy days, to be sure to be sure!
Killarney Travel Blog› entry 16 of 16 › view all entries
January 27th, 2006 – by: mel_kay
After a little nap in the bus, we ended in Galway for the night.
Moving on down the west coast, we visited a number of small sights and stopped at the Cliffs of Moher, which actually reminded me a lot of the Twelve Apostles in Australia. It was really windy at the Cliffs, but we were given a free show when two American tourists decided to do a nudie run at the top. We ended up at a hostel and pub called the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula to celebrate Australia Day with a bit more karaoke and Anzac biscuits.
The fourth day included photo stops to the cute beehive huts and lunch in Dingle (not a particularly interesting town). I discovered my favourite view in Ireland at Aghadoe Heights, which is a beautiful mountain range and reflecting lakes. We saw more beautiful views on a horse and carriage ride around the national park in Killarney. I was much more impressed with the nightlife there. We started our final night at the funky Cube bar where we made the most of their Friday night cocktail deal and then moved to a nearby pub, which had an Irish music band in the front and a nightclub in the back.
On our final day we visited Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney stone that is supposed to give you the eloquence of speech and seven years good luck. You have to lie on the ground and bend over backwards to kiss this small stone at the top of the castle tower. There is an old guy who holds you while you perform this acrobatic feat and of course, our tour guide told us it was the best job in Ireland because he can grope all the girls while they're leaning back! If you ask me, someone just decided to pick a really impractical stone in the castle and say it's lucky.
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