This was a sight that amused us. After all of those piles of freshly harvested peat, it turned out that the stuff could be bought in briquettes!

 

John Benny's offered some really exceptional pub grub. Their Irish stew was the best! Tom ordered an interesting apple cake for dessert, then ordered a shot of Irish whiskey to pour over it. Perfect!

 

Cork is a big, dirty, crowded, noisy city. Tom liked it but Sue didn't. The "English Market" is sort of an oasis of fresh food amongst all of the grime outside.

No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to a distillery. We toured Jameson's, near Cork. At the end of the tour, we got to taste some of the whiskey. Tom tried the stuff that went for 120.00 per bottle. Slainte!

 

We saw some more castles, including one that had recently sold.

It was hard to find a place to stay in Cork. We ended up driving down to Cobh (Cove), which was far more charming than Cork. Or maybe it just seemed that way because the weather was so much better.

 

View of Cobh Harbour from our B&B, the Ard Na Laoi.

 
   

2007