Photos by Ashley
On Saturday after spending the morning in Kinsale my family and I took a slow drive to Killarney, though not to see anything in particular there. I wanted to see the Irish countryside more than anything, and so we spent a leisurely day, mostly in the car sight-seeing, stopping sometimes to take pictures. It was a little bit cold and cloudy so it was a perfect day for that sort of thing. We stopped at a little pub that dated all the way back to the 1700s, and my sister had stew for lunch and I had Baileys ice cream and coffee.
We went by so many beautiful places . . . first little abandoned barns made of stone and pretty country scenes, and towards Killarney it got hilly and rocky and everything looked like it belonged on a postcard. I’ll show you those pictures in my last batch of Ireland photos. Here are some photos Ashley took at what has to be the most magical place I saw in Ireland. I’m not sure what it is–maybe a mill since it’s right by a stream? There was an old manor house up on the hill so we think it could be related to that somehow. I’m not sure. My dad had found the place on one of his other trips to Ireland, and so when we were driving to Killarney looking for good photo spots he was hoping we’d pass by, and sure enough it popped up, like something out of a fairy tale . . . . .