Wednesday, September 18, 2019

the Wild Atlantic Way

so off we went via bus to Bunratty - it was a three hour ride but was actually quite nice until we got to Limerick where the bus got very full and when it stopped in Limerick it also picked up some smelly folks for whom personal hygiene seemed to be considered optional - luckily we were only one stop and a half hour away from Bunratty.  The bus dropped us off across the road from our B&B and we checked into a nice room there before we were meeting the group a a restaurant next door - Gallagher's- the following morning we were off on our trip with Joe Jencks.

Our first stop on the trip itself was Kinsale where we had lunch-

then on to Skibereen where we stayed for three nights and our first stop there was the famine Museum-

we will be following much of the WAW -

lunch on first day out of Skibereen-

later that night after dinner in the bar (we ate lunch so late so just grabbed a bite - we went to Schull for a traditional set at a pub there - terrific evening with Liam and friends-

the following day we went out to Mizzen Head and had lunch in Crookhaven-

the following morning we headed north around the curve of the coast towards Dingle -

stopped at Molly Gallivan's farm-


three days later we headed north again to Doolin- crossing the Shannon via ferry-
 a lunch stop in Lehinch

around the Dingle peninsula on the Slea Head drive- and a stop at the center for the history and culture of the Blasket Islands

the next morning the cliffs of moher

on to a sheep herding demo and lunch-

another scenic drive heading in a loop aorund Doolin-

the last full day we headed to the island of Inisheer by ferry- lunch at a local pub-

back to Doolin for the final evening entertainment and dining-

the farewell dinner
 we headed back to Dublin via a less then stellar bus ride and had our last meal for this trip to Ireland at ETTO still fabulous-

the following morning we were off to Iceland!

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