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Day 10

Waterford to Killarney

large_SAM_0734.jpgWe woke up to light rain. Ian went for a walk to the car park to check on the car and look for a breakfast venue. It turned out that no breakfast cafes are open on a Sunday morning in Waterford. Even McDonalds was closed so we ate at the hotel. After breakfast and checking out we went to Waterford Crystal retail outlet and browsed for a while. We bought a few things and then headed for Cork to visit the Blarney Castle. On the way we stopped at an Irish pub for lunch in Youghal.
The weather improved through the day. The Blarney Castle as it currently stands was built in 1460. Earlier buildings on the site date back to around 1000. Bronwyn & Ian climbed the Blarney castle up to the top and kissed the Blarney stone. To do so you lay on your back and lean over backwards holding on to two poles and kiss the stone behind your head.
Darlene had a cup of tea on terra firma while she waited. We then continued on to Killarney, stopping at a supermarket on the way to get a few groceries. The 2 bedroom apartment is modern, well equipped and centrally located. After unloading the car Ian parked it in the underground car park. When we were ready for dinner we walked up High St past 20 or more busy restaurants. We eventually got a table at one and ate dinner around 8pm.

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