Lee had been asking me if we might be able to see some Celtic crosses, and his timing was good, as i knew that there was a cemetery in Macroom, which we would be passing through on our way to Cork. This town has a great selection of such crosses.
Our first major stop today was at the famous Jameson Distillery in Middleton, outside Cork city. This is a must for anybody interested in the whiskey making process. From the left we have, Lee, Jean, Barbara, Paul, Joe and Betsy. The weather today was once again really nice.
Another photo of my team, with this fine copper still on the lawn, in front of the distillery. The tour takes about an hour, but we also had a lovely lunch there, before moving on to Kinsale later.
After checking in to our hotel in Kinsale, the Mac Donald's Kinsale hotel, we visited the old fort on the hillside overlooking the harbour. Betsy had decided to have a massage in the hotel, and does not feature in the photo above, which i took at the fort. The fort is on the cliffside in the background.
Another view from the same location, showing the town of Kinsale in the background, down below.The town of Kinsale is an extremely popular town, and a very quaint one at that. Here we have Betsy, pictured with the old Methodist church in the background.
A nice picture of a relaxed Barbara, just sitting in the sunshine, and enjoying the wonderful fresh air from Oysterhaven Bay down below.
The Rock of Cashel, pictured here in the background, is a fine castle, built on a huge rocky mound, and was once upon a time the seat of the High Kings of Munster. A monastery was also built inside the walls, and the place has now been restored and is well worth a visit.
What is Lee doing here, it looks like he is "doing a runner." He is a hard man to tie down at the best of times.
This has been another really nice, and most pleasant tour with a group of lovely people . It was obvious, as we parted, that they had a great time, and i was sad to see them go.
Thank you all, Paul and Barbara, Lee and Jean, Joe and Betsy, for coming my way. You will always be more than welcome to come back again and enjoy more of our wonderful country.
Slan Abhaile (Safe home)