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

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Vaillancourt to Kinsale and Cove

This morning we left Killarney on our way to Midleton and the Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Before leaving Killarney, we stopped off at the magnificent St Mary's Cathedral.

Here we have my party, standing in front of the cathedral. From the left, Bill, Deborah, Traci, Allison and Brian.
The construction of St Mary's Cathedral had begun before the famine, back in the eighteen forties, and halted for a period, due to this famine. During this period of cessation, many starving families moved onto the site, and died there, and were buried in mass graves where they died. The memorial to these men, women, and children, is seen in the grounds, as portrayed in the picture above.
The inscription, GORTA, on the memorial, is the Irish word for famine.
All together in this picture, at the memorial.

Outside the Jameson Distillery in Midleton in Cork, before they took the tour inside.
Pictured together in the garden in front of the distillery with the huge copper still in the background.
Finally we made our way to the famous harbour at Cove, the port where the doomed Titanic made her final stop off before heading off on that last tragic leg of their disastrous journey.
My group sitting at the base of the memorial to Annie Moore and her two little brothers, the first three people to be registered at Ellis island in 1892.
The view from the rear of our hotel in Kinsale. What a beautiful day it was again here in Ireland.
A view in the fading evening light on the harbour front in Kinsale tonight.
Pictured together at James's fort above the harbour tonight. From the left, Brian, Allison, Traci, Deborah, and Bill.
Our tour together continues tomorrow as we make our way northwards to Bunratty, and the famous Bunratty castle, where tomorrow night they will be dining in style at their medieval banquet in this historic castle.

If you are interested in a visit to Ireland at any time, just send me a message. I would love to hear from you.


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