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Mickey191 BS: oz catter in ireland next year (8) RE: BS: oz catter in ireland next year 17 Sep 07

Agree totally with Shaneo's suggestions-Bantry area - dear to my heart. In Clare-the Burren, The Cliffs of Moher-not to be missed-Donegalcoast-Bundoran.

I always thought the Lakes of Killarney are much overrated. Gougane Barra (Cork)a lovely, mystical little island with the smallest church imaginable. The stain glass windows portraying Irish Saints are beautiful.

The Gap of Dunloe (Kerry) is a nice ride in a pony trap. The driver accompanys the tourists into Kate Kearney's Cottage-You have to buy him lunch-which is fine. My Mom & I were finishing up & our driver stood & raised his glass to me: "Will You Come Share My Tent With Me, Foxy Red?" My face was as red as my hair! It's a great tourist story. I've a feeling I wasn't the first-nor the last!

The one place I'd say NOT to miss-(if the history of Ireland is of import to you) is Killmainham Jail. The heroes of 1916 did their time (as well as many others) & also died there. In the chapel is a pastoral painting by Countess Markevitz. She was imprisoned there & when released spent the rest of her life helping the poor-she died pennyless. Upon Leaving there I had the same feeling of reverence & respect one does at Gettysburg.

Sorry-I do go on about Ireland. It's been a few yrs. & I hear from good sources that one must be mindful of certain areas. Dope has reached its shores-thus crime is no longer a stranger.

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