But not with me and Kim. We're going with Lorelei and Roland. Woohoo! Today's trip is to Kinnitty Castle which is almost smack dab in the middle of Ireland.

We're going to see some great stuff on the way and stay over in one of the castle's exciting haunted rooms. Oooooo.

And here we are!! Looks just like you'd expect a castle to look, yeah? From the website:

Kinnitty Castle is located in the heart of Ireland, close to the picturesque village of Kinnitty in County Offaly. Approximately one hour 30 minutes from both Dublin and Shannon airports, it nestles in the foothills of the beautiful Slieve Bloom Mountains and is in Ireland's only designated Environment Park. The whole area is steeped in Irish history and there is a wide range of things to see and do.

Things to see and do? How about horseback riding?

And here's our room:

Well, what a great day! Reminds me of the time Allison and I were visiting Ireland. We drove across the country, from Dublin to the Dingle Peninsula in an afternoon (AND I had managed to pick up a cold on the ferry boat from Wales). It is a glorious place to drive. Roads are awful, getting used to driving on the left side is a nightmare, but the scenery is unbelievable. Truly magnificent. I recommend an Ireland road trip as soon as you can possibly get yourself over there.


uncle said...

We did a road trip in Ireland a few years back. It was a Mr. Toads Wild Ride. I will love Ireland's smiling eyes forever.

Anonymous said...

i love this!..lorelei