Share with me my trip to Ireland. It started when a friend asked me if I'd accompany her.
The fields are usually divided by hedge groves or ancient stone fences. There are a few wood and wire fences to keep both lambs and cows contained.
Lamb meat while expensive in the United States is an affordable dish in Ireland. Woolen stores are everywhere and sell the most beautifully woven merino wool scarves.
Ireland contains 60% of all megalithic stone circles in the European Union and the UK. Most are on private property, but are still open for tourists/locals to visit.
Bunratty Castle to the left and my normal fish and chips lunch above. The green stuff is mushy peas, which is a staple that comes with almost every meal.
Bunratty Castle is a restored castle that hosts many events including a madrigal dinner. I undertand that reservations must be made very far in advance. There is a folk park surrrounding the village that gives a feel for life during the castle's heyday. There are shops to visit and tearooms and pubs to frequent . I took advantage of the tea room during the rain shower. (Yes, it did rain several times on my trip.)
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