...at least, not from where Cathi & Dave live. Today we went out and did a bit of touring around that area - first to Cashel to see the Rock of Cashel, which is one of the top tourist attractions in Ireland, apparently - and one can see why, as it's quite remarkable.
There is quite a bit to see of the building itself, including this fabulous round tower (with a 3YO girl in tow - we took Aisling with us while Cathi stayed home and got stuff done - Aine was in school - the Rapunzel connection was certainly made on several occasions). There are also lots of nice graves with Celtic crosses and a fantastic view.
After that, we went over to Cahir, which has a castle (which we didn't visit) and the so-called Swiss Cottage, a 19th century hunting lodge built by (probably) John Nash for the Butler family - it was very interesting.
Here's Alex outside the cottage. I wish I could show you the wallpaper in the bedroom, but no photos were allowed inside the cottage. Actually, I have a postcard, so perhaps I will scan it in later. Anyway, it was an excellent day, and lots of sun and so on to make it nice to be outside. This despite a rather dire forecast and some heavy showers on the way there. More photos in my flickr album, of course.
Hard to believe that we head home tomorrow - not until afternoon of course - the boys are going off to play golf tomorrow and us girls will be hanging out, tidying up, packing, maybe a little sewing. And now, bed, before I completely fall asleep.