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Report 2: one disappointment, but lots of highlights

southern Germany
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Report 2: one disappointment, but lots of highlights

Hi to all,

after 4 days in Dublin we picked our car up at Avis on Kilmainham Road. Good service, good car, good rates.

Day 1: went south and visited the Avoca shop in Kilmacanogue.

Love this shop! Bourght 6 tiny porcelain spoons with

different rose decors...

Place is great for lunch,too: lots of special salades, rolls

and yummy cakes!!

Drove to Glendalough: bright sunshine, fantastic landscape,

when on the grounds, almost sacred feeling! Very special

place. Not to be missed!

Disappointment in Wexford than: we had booked at

McMenamins (looking forward to the award winning breakfast)

but it had been closed 2 days before!!

Day 2:Bright sunshine again, visited the Heritage Park which gave

us a good idea of Irelands very early history! Had a nice cup of

coffee

on the terrace of the restaurant, overlooking a little lake. Than

we wanted to see the sea and went on to the Hook peninsula

to see the lighthouse on Hooks Head! Loved it! Walked

(carefully) on the rocks! Didn´t want to leave..... Took the ferry

Passage East (just a few minutes, but 8,--€!) and went down

to Dunmore East. Lovely village. Time run out for Waterford,

as it was late in the afternoon already. Went on to Kilkenny

straight and stayed for 2 nights at Hillgrove B & B - an abolute

great place to stay!! Wonderful innkepers.

Day 3: First Kilkenny: did the castle tour, guided by a very

competent lady, brought the whole place and the Buttler

family back to live! Loved the park! Lunch at the Kilkenny

Design centre which I can recommend! Had a cool beer on

the terrace of the River Court Hotel with great view on the

castle.

Went to Jerpoint Abby in the afternoon which I can recommend

very much, too, and stopped on our way back to Kilkenny

at the Nicholas Mosse Pottery in Bennettsbridge! Loved it.

Bourght a little bowl in tulip pattern...

Back to Kilkenny we had a nice dinner at Carrigans and had

a lot of fun Ryans pub.

Day 4: Short visit of Carlown, than to the Highcross in Moone

(hard to find, but did it thanks to Clauds!)! It´s worth a short

sidestep. Back to the Wicklow Mountains - crossing via Sally

Gap (almost an adventure, roads are so narrow at some

parts), back to Dublin, staying at the Azalea B & B which I

can recommend very much! Drove to Howth in the evening,

did a walk above the cliffs near the lighthouse and had a

wonderful "good by-view" on Dublin! Last pint at Fagans

(close to our B & B)...

Day 5: After enjoying our last Irish breakfast, short trip to the

airport, returning the car after 700 km and off to Germany.

Thanks to all an everybody for your competent advises! Will miss

you! Tschüss und Ade!!

southern Germany
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1. Re: Report 2: one disappointment, but lots of highlights

Hoppla, just saw, that all is mixed up!! Sorry!

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2. Re: Report 2: one disappointment, but lots of highlights

Hi:

Enjoyed your trip report. I also just returned and was in Kilkenny and enjoyed a great trad band at Ryans Bar. Also went to Nicholas Mosse Pottery! Ireland was a great adventure.

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Hi again, quiltlover! Glad to read that you saw the Moone high cross. It really is lovely, isn't it? Glad to have been of assistance with directions.

Will you come back to Ireland?

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Hi Clauds,

this was our second trip to Ireland (2 years ago we´ve been to

the Kerry/Cork area) and we enjoyed both trips so very much, that

there is a good chance for (much) more trips!!

For the first time we flew out of Baden Airport which is just an hours

drive from where we live. The airport is nice and small - no

stress at all!

Herzlichen Dank nochmals für all deine Hilfe (auch für die"Hasenerklärung"). Du bist für diese

Forum eine kompetente Beraterin, die zum sehr hohen Niveau

beiträgt!!

Ich werde hier gelegentlich zu einem Besüchle vorbeikommen, aber unser

nächstes Reiseziel ist Italien. Wir fahren nach Umbrien, zu einem

Agriturismo fast am Popo der Welt und ich kann es kaum erwarten.

Da ist TA noch weit weg! Aber es müssen ja auch nicht alle Geheimnisse ausgeplaudert werden!!!

Machs gut und "Take care".

Q.

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5. Re: Report 2: one disappointment, but lots of highlights

Du auch! Viel Spaß in Umbrien!

C

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