|If you click on this pic, you get to see the whole thing much bigger.|
|Brave sheep. Not shown, blue rear end.|
|MISSED scientific fairy experimentation!|
|Crazed Abby loves ice cream stops!|
We walked to a park bench facing the ruins and he told us to have a seat. He told us the history of the place. Then we followed him around to the corner of what is left of the building. The corner has been restored mostly to original, with some exceptions. When we would come to an exception he would tell us how awful some restorations were and then quickly tell us about something else. He was funny and fascinating.
|Enter the castle from this modern staircase.|
|View from the top.|
|Door leading to restored space.|
We went to have a look at Ferns Cathedral and graveyard. On to Waterford to do a little gift shopping. We made it to Wicklow a little bit early, but perfect time for dinner. Our host was about a block from a pub. I ducked in and asked about dinner. They weren't serving today. A man in the pub asked if we wanted a recommendation. Again, when strangers offer to point you toward good local food, accept their advice. He sent us to a place called Jacob's Well. He gave us directions in a very typical Irish fashion, You can't miss it! As luck would have it, a man was leaving and asked if we'd like to follow him that direction. We plugged the place into the GPS for safe keeping and followed the man until his turn took him one way and we needed to go the other. He stopped and told us which way to continue. It was so very friendly and kind of him.
Beer and a lasagna. This lasagna was so heavy, meaty, and quite tasty, I couldn't come close to eating it all. Because we had driven 15 minutes away, now we were late to our BnB, but I sent our hostess a message and she let us know that her daughter would let us in and she'd be home after an errand.
|Lasagna and a local beer.|
To be continued!!! ....