Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sheep, Yarn, and Some Good Irish Stew – Wednesday in Ireland

Another sunny day in Ireland! We have been so lucky with the weather. It's been warm (between 10 – 15 Celsius), sunny, usually with just a hint of a breeze.

Our first stop of the day was Kenmare, a cute little town ( like all Irish towns) on the Ring of Kerry.
We passed many sheep on the way there. Fields with large flocks of sheep...sort of like seeing cows in Wisconsin, only sheep in Ireland. Baaaa!
The first thing I saw in Kenmare was a yarn shop! Yay! That would have to wait until after lunch. Lunch was an amazing Irish Beef and Guinness stew. David's bangers and mash were even better. We wandered around Kenmare a bit, bought some olives and honey at the market...
saw this little river...and then headed around the ring a bit to Smeen.
In Smeen, we had the best Fish and Chips in Ireland. Yum!
Then we headed north towards Killarney National Park. We saw not one, not two, but three sheep wandering on the side of the road.

The views were beautiful along the way. If you think Ireland is all green, all the time, think again.
Killarney National Park was gorgeous. A large lake is in the center of the park. These pictures are of the Upper Lake. We headed back to the cottage, another lovely Irish day behind us. We got to enjoy good Irish food, scenery, and now I have this lovely yarn.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great looking yarn. I should have given you some money before you left to buy me some. guess I will just have to go to Ireland.
Looks like you are haveing a great time. See you soon.

Love Mom

Sandy said...

I'm loving your trip to Ireland blog and photos. I feel like I'm seeing it with you. The Guiness looks pretty good and Yeah,for finding the sheep and yarn shop, I love the yarn you bought.