A drive through Southern Ireland
Day 4 - Back to Dublin
Cashel was our last stop and we headed back to Dublin, in rain all the way. It was the start of a bank holiday weekend, so traffic going south was amazing. From Portlaiose (pronounced Port Leash), it was backed up from the town to the motorway and about 5 miles down the motorway. Bumper to bumper. Every town seemed to have an incredible crush of cars going in the direction away from Dublin. We were very glad that we were headed toward Dublin! (I was disappointed, though, that the line of cars prevented us from making a side trip down a couple of streets to see a site where St. Brigid had been.)
We knew Nora was going to be out, so we stopped in Dundrum at a Chinese restaurant and had dinner. The menu was interesting. Your chow mein does not come with chips, it tells us. And you can order won ton plus plaice (a fish similar to sole) and tartar sauce. The waitress (who was Chinese) seemed thrilled that we actually ordered Chinese tea and a regular Chinese dinner.
Day 1 - Dublin to Waterford
Day 2 - Waterford to Killarney
Day 3 - Killarney