Killarney

Hello, Hello! I am so grateful to be back in the land of the living! The delay in posts was due to the Fellow and I catching the flu. Mine was followed by a sinus infection and my first experience with nosebleeds. (My mother confirmed; never had a nosebleed in my life prior to this, so as you can imagine, that threw me in quite a panic!)

I’m in fine form now though and ready to fill you in on the next stop in our Ireland trip!

We stayed over two nights at what is now the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. The Great Southern was the original name for this old railroad hotel, but it was changed for a spell to The Malton and was undergoing new (reverted?) branding back to the Great Southern when we were there.

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When we arrived, we were surprised to hear that we had been upgraded to a junior suite! The first thing that popped into my head when we saw the rooms was – “I feel like I’m in Gone with the Wind!” Which is a funny thing to be thinking in Ireland, but the room had these gigantic windows with velvet curtains.

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The Fellow apparently has a thing about large objects and spaces; over half of the honeymoon photos are him in this pose!

We got settled in then headed out to find a pub. (Seriously, eating and music are my favorite things about traveling!) We didn’t find quite what we were looking for though but wound up in a very nice little restaurant. I had some yummy soup and Orchard Theives, and we just wandered around a bit sightseeing before we headed back to the hotel for the night.

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