Days 8 & 9 – Co. Clare (Ennystimon, Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher)

Caheersiveen to Ennistymon

Lovely drive through the rest of Co. Kerry to Tarbet to catch the ferry to Kilrush – with an obligatory stop at Castlemaine (my mum has a very similar photo of her at the same spot!)

 

…and then on to Ennistymon to check into our ‘Wild Atlantic Cabin’ – which we managed to find after driving through  Kilshanny and taking a couple of ‘L’ roads (more sage advice received from Louise about driving in Ireland).

We met Lizzy at the cabin who showed us the ins and outs of the features and settled in for a rest afternoon and evening. Soup and toasted cheese sanga for dinner and an early night.

#cabinlife #cabinfever

We got away on Thursday morning at a reasonable hour to explore the wild atlantic way, (after dropping off some laundry at the local laundromat) starting in Lahinch to visit Ireland’s equivalent of Torquay – Lahinch. The day was cool and windswept, but it didn’t seem to stop hundreds of people swimming between the flags an learning to surf.

 

Then off to the Cliffs of Moher where I had to buy a beenie coz the wind whipping around my ears gave me an earache. Anyhoo, the cliffs were cliffs and I’m glad we went (notwithstanding the 24 euro it cost us to get in. Here’s some pics.

 

We took a quick road trip up to Doolin and sat on the beach looking at the charterboats trying to dock to take people on a boat trip around the cliffs of Moher. Timing was everything for those trying to get on… It was a flat out no from Louise when I suggested it might be a good way to see the Cliffs.

We stopped of in Liscannor for lunch – at Egans Pub. and then wound our way back to the WIld Atlantic Cabin in the late afternoon. Recovery and then off to Byrnes Restaurant for dinner, overlooking the Ennistymon cascades. A most satisfying dinner of fish and oven-roasted root veg and mash and a craft beer whose name escapes me (shoulda written it down).

More pics here.

BTW, here’s a picture of me trying to get my technolgy working… (Here’s a tip for you… When you arrive in a new country, get a local sim card. The traveller one’s are shit.)

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