A day of dappled seaborne clouds
The interior was nearly bare, but the views down the gardens and across to the Wicklow Mountains were spectacular.
O, the wild rose blossoms
On the little green place.
Save the trees of Ireland for the future men of Ireland on the fair hills of Eire, O.
Is this the day for your monthly wash?
Set beside a wide stream in a valley of the Wicklow Mountains, it's an enchanting site. The perfectly preserved tall conical towers from the 11th century are unique.
Glory be to God they had no idea it was that high.
We admired the ancient 7th century St. Kevin's church.
Cemetery put in of course on account of the symmetry.
Finally, Brigit guided us back to the airport. The others weren't leaving until the following day, but they were kind enough to drop us off. We found the airport extremely user-friendly: efficient, full of helpful people, and offering free samples of Irish whiskey in the duty-free. In fact, all of Ireland that we saw seemed efficient and full of helpful people. And I have no doubt that if we'd asked, most of them would have given us free samples of Irish whiskey.
The tradition of genuine warm-hearted courteous Irish hospitality, which our forefathers have handed down to us and which we in turn must hand down to our descendants, is still alive among us.
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