Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. (Declan drove us to Bunratty, he was going
in that direction anyway. We took a Bus Eireann (public transportation)
was wonderful. I don't think I've ever been to a place like that
before: clearly very old (15th and 16th century), rough
around the edges as they didn't really know how to do finery then,
but still obviously supposed to be luxury. And
the narrow stairs... not built for thousands of tourists a day.
And the folk park.
A little bit of "Den fynske landsby" ("The Funen
village", houses with a lot of greenery between them),
a little bit of
"Den gamle by" ("The old town", original houses, moved
close together to form a new town). I was particularly impressed with the
fact that they moved a whole
into place - extraordinary, and
somehow more special than moving a cottage. Animals around the place:
a red deer,
Oh yeah - Bunratty was also the place where I got some very good,
homemade fudge. Try it, if you don't already know it. I bought a lot
of it in the airport going home as well.