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Edinburgh to Killarney

where in Ireland are shan and bron


Well Edinburgh was an awesome city. Really loved it ! the castle was awesome as is all the history. I love scotland because the food and drinks are so cheap!. Caught up with kate in Edinburgh which was awesome. She showed us a few good local watering holes. We did a 3 hr walking tour of edinburgh which showed us all the main bits as well as some other places you would not know existed unless you did this tour. ( for example about this lady who was supposed to hang and they hung her but she survived! so they decided they couldn't hang her twice for the same crime so she went free and opened her own pub just near where she was hung! now thats a success story!)
After Edinburgh we travelled to the cute town of Chester. 400000 in the area Chester is the capital of the richest county in England. And it showed. It has a complete roman wall that surrounds the city centre and is the only complete city wall in the uk . You can walk around the top of it. It has the oldest race course in the UK and soccer ( sorry football!) was supposed to have been created there ( some idiots got bored cut off a vikings head and kicked it around and viola! football!) it also has 364 pubs inside the wall in the inner part of the city! It was a very cute place.

After Chester bron and I went to Dublin! we caught a ferry from Holy head in wales and journeyed over. Dublin was pretty cool. We did another walking tour which showed us all the main sites like the castle, catherdrals, trinity college, the pub u2 own and where they started playing and a few other things. Bron and I then did some souvenier shopping ( i bought an irish claddagh ring in gold ) and of course a charm ( have been buying silver charms in every country to add to charm bracelet) later on Bron and I went to the famous pub Temple Bar and we perched up and I drank Guinness ( granted I had to have blackcurrent shots in it ) but it was still Guinness!! It was a pretty cool little pub.

After dublin bron and I boarded another train and headed down to the town of Limerick. Population 90,000 Limerick is situated on the banks of the Shannon river. The Shannon is a much bigger river then i thought and its very pretty. We saw the treaty stone and Johns castle before catching the bus out to Bunratty castle which is about 30km out of Limerick. This also had a little village attached so we wandered through and had a look at all sorts of different things.
My name was everywhere! streets, hotels , trucks , companies were all called Shannon. It was a bit surreal.

Today bron and I arrived in Killarney. A town right down in the south west corner of Ireland. Surrounded by mountains and lakes its very pretty. Bron and I just went for a walk through the national park to one of the lakes and an old castle called Ross's castle which sits on the banks of the lake. We are heading out tonight to an irish pub thats supposed to have really good irish music and bands so it should be fun!

anyways hope thats kept you up to date! untill next time!

Posted by shanmoore 09:33 Archived in Ireland

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