Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Over 3000 kilometers and no Yarn!

So DH figures we drove from south of Boston out past Denver in our two weeks in Ireland. Here is a brief synopsis for now as my plane landed a mere 4 hours ago.
Landed in Shannon drove to Cork
Blarney castle, DS2, DH, GF of DS1 kissed the stone.
Drove from Cork to Bray, County Wicklow....
Wicklow Jail, Avoca(place where Ballykissangel was set)Fitzgerald's Pub
Drove from Bray to Carlingford, County Louth
Stayed at a farmhouse for a week, various day trips...
Belfast, Giants Causeway(as far north as you go before dropping into the ocean)Royal Crowne Pub,Dublin,Trinity College(Book of Kells)we attended a very wonderful reading of the award winning book for 2007 at Project...more later,Belfast Zoo-HUGE
Drove from Carlingford to Bubeg County Donegal(again as far nothwest before falling into ocean
Here DH stopped at the Kilcarra Mill, they don't sell their yarn but the studio there did, HOWever they were closed for the weekend as they were renovating, we found a few other yarn stores, CLOSED, OUT OF BUSINESS, the few we did venture into had less yarn than me and what was there was acrylic
Drove from Bunbeg to Galway
Drove from Galway to Bunratty
So we did much much more than that, but for now I can't think. I will do a proper post in a few dats. But the money not spent on yarn was spent on Belleek and Tara, and still remains for some local purchases. Of course I came home to several packages of yarn from swaps, etsy, ebay, etc. So I don't feel I missed anything.
PICS to follow....


sunneshine said...

Sorry about the yarn, but Welcome Home!! Sounds like an amazing trip!

Lorraine said...

Wow- I've watched Ballykissangel for years- and you were there!

Major disappointment about the yarn- but it sounds like a great trip anyway.

Cheryl said...

Lorraine, there had actually been a wedding at the pub right before we came upon it!!!

Rubys & Purls said...

I can't wait to see pics!!! I am so glad you guys had a great time, but I am so sorry to hear that you didn't get any yarn! :(

Welcome Home!

vegasangelbrat said...

Welcome Home Cheryl!!!! (and a Thank you!!!) ;)