Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ireland, Day 3

On day 3, we took another tour. The first pictures are from Kilkenny city and castle. This is where I captured my Irish rainbow (without a pot of gold, but oh well!) Kilkenny was a fun city and we stopped there for lunch and I found my Irish plate there in an antique shop.

Next you'll see pictures from Glendalough, or Glen of two lakes. This is one of the most important sites of monastic ruins in Ireland. St Kevin was the founder around 600 A.D. Those ruins were OLD! I enjoyed the graveyard as well (is that creepy?)

The following pictures are pictures taken on our drive through Wicklow Mountains and county. Our tour guide told us that if any movie was filmed in Ireland, it was most likely there. Some films he named were Leap Year, P.S. I Love You, and Braveheart (not filmed in Scotland, people). We did, however, confirm that Leap Year was filmed there because we watched it that night and were delighted to see the places we visited that day!

In those pictures there is a picture of a tree up on a hill far away. This tree is called a "fairy tree". The Irish are very superstitious and believe that only bad things will happen to the person who chops down this variety of tree. All along the Irish countryside, you'll see these trees right in the middle of the farms. The farmers just plow around them! The Irish believe that the fairies live under these trees and this is the portal from which they enter our world. The Lepruchaun happens to be one of many of the different varieties of fairies!

Lastly, our hotel by day. It was a great trip! Thanks for the memories, Ladies, and thanks Love for letting me go and watching the kids for 4 days!

1 comment:

Diana Waite said...

wow--THANK YOU for sharing your Adventure--these are AMAZING pictures!!