Ireland With Dumbo Day Eight – 14 May 2015

Fish of the day at breakfast today was hake, which came a close third to seabass (winner) and monk fish (silver medal in my book).

We reluctantly said goodbye to Inchydoney and headed off  in the direction of Killarney via Siobhan’s family home near Glenfisk.  A roadwork detour combined with some confusion over the directions we had been given got us a bit lost for a while.

But by around 14:00 we arrived at the O’Donoghue/Ross home.  What a strange place- sculptures throughout the enormous garden, pictures and other art works everywhere.  Mum (Elisabeth) and sister (Deana) made us very welcome.  Tighue, as expected, nowhere to be seen.  We liked sculptures and artefacts best, some of which (glasswork, Deana and chess pieces Eoin) seem to be more down to the kids, but hey, it’s a family business.

I recognise the King Crimson 21st-century Schizoid Man in one picture and Deana coolly showed a different variant of him in another.  Nice coffee and cake and chat with the ladies before heading off to Aghadoe Heights.

The View From Aghadoe Heights
The View From Aghadoe Heights

Satnav fancied a side street in Kilarney itself but that was soon corrected.  Beautiful suite and lovely staff awaited us.  Lovely Helen gave Daisy lots of extra bits and pieces (goodies) for the room but refused a tip.  We took supper in the lounge – informal dining –wonderful seafood with chips and salad.  Too full for pud!  Very enjoyable.

Photographs from the whole of our trip to Ireland are gathered in an album on Flickr, click here.

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