We arrived on-time at Shannon airport, quite a surprise considering all the delayed flights into the northeast on Friday night! Upon arrival, we surveyed the Irish weather to see what options we had for sightseeing.
It took us a little time to rent the car at the airport, and the car we received is a bit beat up. Let me just say that I’m not entirely sure the brakes are 100% (they certainly don’t sound it) and I’m not surprised we are missing a front left hubcap.
Our first stop! The Cliffs of Moher on the coast northwest of Limerick.
It was becoming misty but much better conditions than we had when I was here the first time in 1996.
After the cliffs, we drove three hours to Killarney, all the while simultaneously cursing the narrow roads and thanking God for our new GPS.
We checked into our bed and breakfast, then went out for a nice dinner in Killarney and a pint of cider while watching the end off the Ireland vs All Blacks (New Zealand) rugby game. We’re both pretty beat but heading out again for some traditional music. :)