We passed through the famous town of Lisdoonvarna, where that great Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking festival is held annually. Here in the month of September every year, the professional matchmakers gather to help find wives and husbands for those looking for same. This tradition dates back to olden times and their record for finding suitable partners for desperate people is second to none. There are no trade-ins allowed,unfortunately.
In the picture above you can see my friends waiting impatiently outside the door of the Matchmaker Bar. You know what they say......the early bird catches the worm.
My happy ladies at the Cliffs
The not so happy guys, after being told at the Matchmaker bar that no married guys were welcome.
Is that the good looking guy that the girls met at Ashford Castle yesterday? What's he doing tagging along?
My friends pictured at St Brigids well near the Cliffs today. Many people come here to pray for their loved ones for many different reasons. The actual entrance door to the well is pictured to the left behind Gene's halo.
Our next stop on our journey to Killarney was in the lovely town of Adare. It is a really special village, and the thatched cottages you see behind my party are very picturesque.
I took this picture inside the Holy Trinity Church in Adare. This beautiful church dates back to the twelve hundreds.Make sure you stop off here, and maybe contribute a small donation to its restoration program.
Here we have Gene, pictured taking one of his many photos on the hillside overlooking Castleisland, with the Kerry mountains on the horizon. Gene is really looking at his best in this picture.
Well, that was another really nice day, and today we got good weather also.
We did have a lot of fun, and also some very good food to keep us going. I have a feeling that some people may put on a little weight over the next few days. You would need to be made of iron to resist Irish food, and i am not made of iron, nor do i wish to be. Someone once said, "Life is short, Start with the dessert."
More fun tomorrow.....come along if you are not too busy.