Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Mc Carthy's have landed.


  Look out...the McCarthy's have landed,and were last seen in Kinsale in the county Cork. The above photo was taken by a local woman, high above Kinsale harbour. It is believed they had been trying to get somebody with a boat  to take them to one of the offshore islands. The woman, who was walking her dog, recognised them as the couple who featured in a public warning message in the Irish papers.

Seriously though, it was great to welcome Garrett and Eileen back again, as they had toured with me a few years ago with their two daughters, Erin and Lisa, and they were all a joy to travel with. My regards to the girls back home in the USA, and of course to the grandchildren and hubbies also. Girls.....Your Mom and Dad are already having a great time, and loving every minute of their latest Irish adventure.
In the above picture, we have Garrett, leaning on what is now a unique relic, one of the old traditional milestones, which, in the past, were erected on the roadside to assist travellers on their journeys. On the side facing us, we have the number 5, and the name of the next town on our journey, Cork. That informs you that you are three miles from Cork City.  The number on the far side, pictured in the photo below, gave you the number of miles to the town you have just left behind you. Now we know where the expression of " Milestones in our Lives" comes from.

You can see here that the last town we had gone through was Mallow, and was 16 miles back. What a great idea it was, and how simple. Nowadays you have to Google, and if you cannot do that, then you have no idea where the heck you are.
She is so shy. Here we have our happy couple at Charles Fort, built in 1677, one of two forts built by the British to protect this strategically important harbour from any possible attack by the enemy, at that time, either the French or the Spanish. As you can see, the day was once again beautiful, in more ways than one.

And then there was coffee, and a delicious fruit scone in Jo's Cafe in the town of Kinsale. The scones were freshly baked, and the coffee went from the tips of my toes to the top of my head. It was life-saving.

The view from the hotel of Oysterhaven Bay at the back of the Kinsale Carlton where we are staying tonight.
This is a lovely hotel on the outskirts of Kinsale in a lovely quiet wooded area, and easily accessible to the town as they have amy tours just send me a message and we can take it from there. shuttle bus service which runs regularly into the town.

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