Ireland (Part 3)

On August 29, 2018, we flew from Nice to Dublin for a ten-day stay on the Emerald Isle. We first spent some time in the Dublin area, then visited Galway, Dingle, and Cashel before returning to Dublin. This is the third of three pages documenting this trip. Also take a look at page 1 and page 2.

Dingle

On September 3, 2018, we drove from Galway to Dingle, some 150 miles away. We dropped our bags at Ashe's B&B (very highly recommended!), walked the few steps to Maim Street, had lunch at Adam's Bar, and following a recommendation of Robert, our B&B host, set out to find the famine graveyard high above the town. It's where many victims of the Great Famine are buried as a plaque reminds the few visitors (we were the only ones). We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the town and had our best dinner in Ireland at Lord Baker's seafood restaurant.

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The view near the famine burial ground above Dingle

The view near the famine burial ground above Dingle


On Main Street On Main Street

On Main Street

On Main Street


Looking from Main Street to the southeast Murphy's Pub on Strand Street

Looking from Main Street to the southeast

Murphy's Pub on Strand Street


The Irish are not afraid of color! Yellow house on Green Street

The Irish are not afraid of color!

Yellow house on Green Street


On Strand Street Strand Street cul-de-sac

On Strand Street

Strand Street cul-de-sac


Strand Street Main Street colors

Strand Street

Main Street colors


The harbor of Dingle Harbor view

The harbor of Dingle

Harbor view


Looking towards St. Mary's church Gate to St. Mary's churchyard

Looking towards St. Mary's church

Gate to St. Mary's churchyard


St. Mary's church On Chapel Lane On Chapel Lane

St. Mary's church

On Chapel Lane

On Chapel Lane


Boulder and fire hydrant The famine burial ground

Boulder and fire hydrant

The famine burial ground


The view from the famine burial ground Walking back down to town

The view from the famine burial ground

Walking back down to town

Cashel

We had never heard of Cashel, but as the 217 miles (350 kilometers) drive from Dingle to Dublin seemed a bit much (what with driving on the wrong side of the road and such) we looked for a place to break the journey. Irish colleagues suggested Cashel, so that's where we stopped. Aside from a charminbg town, Cashel essentially offers two great sights: The Rock of Cashel and the Hore Abbey. We visited the former on September 4, the day we arrived, and the latter the next day before returning to Dublin.


The Rock of Cashel seen from Rock Lane

The Rock of Cashel seen from Rock Lane


Main Street Cashel Heritage Center

Main Street

Cashel Heritage Center


Main Street The Rock of Cashel

Main Street

The Rock of Cashel


Burial ground on the Rock of Cashel Burial ground on the Rock of Cashel

Burial ground on the Rock of Cashel

Burial ground on the Rock of Cashel


Entrance to Cormac's Chapel Cormac's Chapel ceiling

Entrance to Cormac's Chapel

Cormac's Chapel ceiling


Cormac's Chapel Celtic Cross In the Rock of Cashel

Cormac's Chapel

Celtic Cross

In the Rock of Cashel


In the Rock of Cashel In the Rock of Cashel In the Rock of Cashel

In the Rock of Cashel

In the Rock of Cashel

In the Rock of Cashel


In the Rock of Cashel In the Rock of Cashel

In the Rock of Cashel

In the Rock of Cashel


The view from the Rock of Cashel The Hore Abbey seen from the Rock of Cashel

The view from the Rock of Cashel

The Hore Abbey seen from the Rock of Cashel


The Hore Abbey from the north The Hore Abbey from the south

The Hore Abbey from the north

The Hore Abbey from the south


The Hore Abbey from the east The Rock of Cashel seen from the Hore Abbey

The Hore Abbey from the east

The Rock of Cashel seen from the Hore Abbey


The Rock of Cashel seen from the Hore Abbey Inside the Hore Abbey Inside the Hore Abbey

The Rock of Cashel seen from the Hore Abbey

Inside the Hore Abbey

Inside the Hore Abbey


Inside the Hore Abbey Inside the Hore Abbey Inside the Hore Abbey

Inside the Hore Abbey

Inside the Hore Abbey

Inside the Hore Abbey


The photos on this page were taken from September 3 through 5, 2018.
This is the third of three pages documenting this trip. Also take a look at page 1 and page 2.

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