Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Irish Chauffeurdriven Vacations/Own car and driver/Guided Tour of Southern Ireland
Yesterday we left Killarney behind as we made our way to Kinsale on the South Coast on the outskirts of Cork City. On reaching Kinsale, we checked in to the Trident Hotel on the harbour front. This hotel's location is fantastic as it right on the waterfront, as you will see from some of my pictures. I had a problem with my WiFi, and could not post on my Blog yesterday, but i am doubling up here now and you will have both yesterday and today in one presentation.
The picture above was one i took on our way through some of the lovely country roads on our way to Kinsale.
Claire, Addie,Stef and Judy, pictured high above the harbour in Kinsale on our arrival there. Our hotel was located on the waterfront, on the right hand side of this picture.
The picture above of Charles Fort in Kinsale was taken from the air. This star shaped fort is well worth a visit, and we spent time there also.
Here we have the ladies at the entrance to the fort.
The White House Bar and Restaurant is one of my favourites in Kinsale, and that is where i took the ladies last evening. They really loved the food here, and indeed you can see from this picture that they were all set to tuck in.
The view from the dining room at the Trident.
Claire and Addie on the balcony of their suite at the Trident Hotel this morning prior to our departure for Cobh, the last port of call for our visit on this tour.
Pictured with the statue of the old fisherman in front of the hotel just before our departure.
Our main stop today was the town of Cobh and the Cobh Heritage Centre. This centre is located in the old port terminal and it was from here that the vast majority of our emigrants bade farewell to this country on their way to the USA. The statues in this picture are those of Annie Moore and her two brothers, who left from here, and were the first people to register at the new Ellis Island centre in 1892.
Cobh was thee last port of call for the doomed Titanic and here we have Judy and Stef seated under a photo of ship.
There are many wonderful photos of the Titanic and many other ships that visited this port. The picture below was taken during the construction of the so called unsinkable ship during it's construction.
The final leg of my journey with my group of ladies was the journey from Cobh to Bunratty in County Limerick where they will be attending a Medieval Banquet in Bunratty Castle tonight.
Well, i had to get in on the act at some stage. From the left, Stef, Himself, Addie, Judy and Claire, outside the wonderful Bunratty Villa beside Bunratty Castle where the ladies are staying tonight.
I hate having to bid farewell to my travelling companions but that is the way it is. Here i parted with the girls after what i hope was a lovely tour for them. They were a great group and i feel like i have added once again to my list of pals.
Thank you sincerely ladies for being such a pleasant group to travel with. You will always be welcome back.