It seems similar this trip was months ago, instead of weeks. Getting dorsum to the states only inward fourth dimension for Thanksgiving made fourth dimension fly! Christmas in addition to New Years are only to a greater extent than or less the corner in addition to my days are filled amongst decorating, baking, Christmas cards, shopping for only the correct presents, in addition to working – aye there’s that. So if you’re looking for a quick v infinitesimal escape, similar me – delight read on!
On our 2d solar daytime inward Republic of Ireland nosotros left Portlaoise in addition to headed to Cashel to explore to a greater extent than ruins in addition to the town famous for the “Rock of Cashel.” This is the Hore Abby a erstwhile Benedictine monastery close the Rock of Cashel. The solar daytime started out a chip gloomy amongst drizzly pelting in addition to cool temperatures.
If y'all don’t similar the conditions inward Republic of Ireland all y'all direct maintain to practise is hold off a few minutes. True to it’s reputation, the pelting stopped in addition to nosotros laid out to explore this fascinating site.
It’s difficult to imagine that a monastery could even in addition to thus live on standing since 1270 … parts of it anyway.
There is a cemetery inward the dorsum amongst headstones in addition to thus worn I couldn’t read the inscriptions. I estimate they are really old!
Off inward the distance y'all tin meet the ‘Rock of Cashel‘ castle currently nether renovation for conservation purposes.
After exploring the Abbey nosotros headed into Cashel to acquire information on touring the castle. This is the beautiful Cashel Palace Hotel. It looked similar Elizabeth Bennett or Mr. Darcy would pace out of the front end door at whatsoever minute. We didn’t rest at this hotel … but I would! We’re “pub B&B” form of people but I wouldn’t hear exploring this 1730’s Queen Ann means house. Maybe adjacent time!
We were lucky to notice Cashel was hosting an Arts Festival inward the pump of town.
Vendors lined upward selling handmade crafts, woolens, jewelry in addition to tasty homemade goodies.
I picked upward a corking handmade chapeau for my grandson Issac. It fits in addition to he loves it!
We enjoyed the music from a local brass band. Such fun!
I estimate it’s no surprise that I was fascinated amongst this lovely lady’s domicile baked traditional Irish Gaelic desserts.
Jam, chocolate, nuts in addition to other treats lured us in!
We picked upward a few pieces of delicious cake to share. All this walking in addition to exploring makes i hungry. I wishing I could holler back the cite of all these pastries! They were delicious.
Daisy Cottage Farm from Wicklow, Republic of Ireland – give her a “like” on Facebook! She developed an abide by wining scone mix in addition to made all these fantastic pastries. It’s in addition to thus sorry nosotros couldn’t sense of savor them all!
The Sun came out, the brass band took a break, in addition to nosotros enjoyed listening to a youth orchestra – LOVED it!
We walked a pair of blocks to cheque out the castle.
The Rock of Cashel castle isn’t difficult to notice – inward fact it’s difficult to miss.
I stopped to accept pictures of these lovely garden flowers even in addition to thus inward bloom inward November.
The Sun went away over again in addition to nosotros enjoyed to a greater extent than rain. But that’s okay – equally the old proverb goes – there’s no bad conditions … solely bad clothing. We were prepared amongst umbrellas in addition to pelting coats in addition to went on to savor in addition to explore.
At the bottom of the colina nosotros establish a lovely niggling woollen shop. If y'all notice yourself inward Cashel live on certain to halt inward in addition to innovate yourself to Inga. We had a lovely catch in addition to she was a wealth of information! Inga gave us some pointers for what to meet off the beaten path, where to stay, etc. We took all of her advice in addition to y'all volition meet photos of those adventures inward futurity posts. Inga was adorable, friendly in addition to and thus funny I intend she could practise stand upward up comedy. We had in addition to thus much fun visiting amongst her in addition to shopping. I’ve said it before but it should live on repeated, the people of Republic of Ireland are i of its’ greatest assets. They are an amazingly warm in addition to friendly bunch of terrific people, in addition to they’re Irish Gaelic too!
Fall colors close the castle.
The Rock of Cashel.
From the Castle y'all tin meet the Abbey nosotros visited before inward the day.
A persuasion of Cashel from the top.
Thanks for coming along on our gamble inward Cashel. I even in addition to thus direct maintain some other 4-5 posts to part inward the coming calendar month but I estimate I amend acquire dorsum to the kitchen! The holidays are coming in addition to I’m non ready! I practise direct maintain a novel recipe for a sugariness staff of life to part after this week. Thanks in addition to thus much for stopping by!
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Here are a few to a greater extent than posts almost our adventures inward Ireland:
- Cobh, Killarney, Doolin & the Cliffs of Moher
- Cork Republic of Ireland – a catch to The English linguistic communication Market
- Dingle Ireland
- Dublin & Portlaoise Ireland
And don’t missy this wonderful roundup of Irish Recipes & Travel Posts too!
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