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Day 5: All Day Tour to Glendalough and Kilkenny

Saturday, April 10, 2010
Got up at 6 am, left hotel at 7:30 am and walked about 15 minutes over to the tourist office to catch the Paddywagon Tours bus at 8:30.

The tour was a big bus full of people for 28€ per person. First stop was at a nice canyon created by glaciers.

Out in the countryside everything was green with sheep everywhere. There was a wild goat at the stop at a scenic overlook.

Next stop was the old monastery town of Glendalough (pronounced Glendalock). There was an ancient graveyard, and old stone building and a big huge stone tower.

Walked all over and took lots of pics and then had tea in the hotel. Only had to yell at one group because I walked into their picture and they hissed at me.

There was also a National Park there with trails to some lakes. I think Glendalough means Canyon with Lakes.

Next stop on the tour was the scenic, quaint little town of Kilkenny which has the huge Kilkenny castle.

First thing we did was find a supermarket inside a little mall and had lunch on a bench. This has become our routine because the restaurants are crappy and super-expensive.

After lunch we walked around and went to the castle. Didn't take the castle tour because in was only inside the castle and you couldn't go outside on the towers to take pics. Took a lot of nice outside pics of the castle.

After the tour, they dropped us off downtown, we went back to the Busarus office to buy tickets for the two hour trip to Belfast the next morning to catch our flight to Amsterdam.

Then we walked back to the hotel and packed up everything for an early departure in the morning.

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