Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Adare, Ireland....Our Journey Continues

Our second day in Ireland was quite eventful and we enjoyed ourselves.  The weather today is in the low 60's and sunny. 
We started the day doing a little shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills in the county of Cork. 
  They have everything you could imagine to buy.  Yes....they even have wool yarn.

In town I passed by this butcher shop.  It was so clean and pretty.

After shopping we needed to find a place to relax and eat lunch.  So we stopped here.

The pub is just as cute on the inside as the outside!  I snapped a picture of the family.  We'll meet up with brother number two and his family tonight.

After lunch we headed out to the Blarney Castle for some sightseeing.

Here's the Blarney castle.  We'll be climbing up it in order to kiss the Blarney Stone.

I couldn't take a bad picture if I tried.

My daughter kissing the Blarney Stone.  Legend has it....if you kiss the stone you acquire the gift of gab.  If you've never kissed the stone before.... you need to lay on the ground on your back while holding on to steel bars   The opening under you is a couple hundred feet drop. The opening has a few bars extending from side to side to prevent you 
from falling trough.

The Blarney House.  Was built after the Blarney Castle.  
Apparently...the original castle was outdated as far as castles go.

Before we left the grounds of the Barney Castle...I just had to take one more picture.

Our drive back into the manor.


Ms. Bake-it said...

Gorgeous! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!

~ Tracy

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful pictures! I don't know if I would have the nerve to hang there to kiss the Blarney Stone!! lol! I'm so glad you are having a good time!