Kinvarra, Ireland

Saturday, May 21, 2005

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Kinvarra, located along the Southwestern coast of Ireland, is a nice quiet coastal village with a castle. The castle is just outside of town. The panorama of the town below was taken from the roof of the Dunguaire Castle.

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Above - Dunguaire Castle is open to the public (for a fee). You can climb the stairs (67 according to the agent) up to the top. The castle was constructed in phases. The last phase added a bit of re-muddling - a living room circa 1960's at the top.

Left - There is a single stairway that is very narrow and winds it way up to the top floor. Very narrow. Two people have trouble passing on the stairs. The granite along the center point of the stairway has been worn smooth by centuries of hands shaping and forming the rock. One palm print at a time.

Below - Linda at the gates.

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Above Left/Right - Larry/Linda on the highway in front of the castle.

Below left - Linda is waiting for Larry.

Below right - RV, Irish style.

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Above - The Kinvarra Quay.

Left - The restaurant we ate lunch in.

Below Left - Reflections on the quay.

Below Right - The roads in this region are very narrow. I hit a curb on my way out of town and smashed the left front hub cap.

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