Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ireland ~A very full day 4

 ON the fourth day of our trip to Ireland, we performed our daily morning ritual of setting our packed bags at the door at 7- breakfast and on bus by 8... Today we were going further afield... almost due west across the south of Ireland through the gorgeous city of Cork. This southern route N25-N22 follows the Celtic sea coast just a bit inland to enjoy the rolling hills and lush farm of southern Ireland.we passed through Dungarvan,Youghal, Midleton, and Cork and finally found our noontime retreat at Blarney Castle.
As we drove  along the  southern   route   toward Cork we were  very near the ocean.
Irelands  coastline is very  undulating with  bays and  inlets.

Please remember     that most of my   photos were taken  from  our coach as it sped along N-25.
Open farm land      along  the way  shows the   manner in the south of how  fields are  delineated...  hedge rows    and   many times the yellow blooming gorse...  Now   gorse is very prolific and often times  around abandoned farms  the gorse will take over a  whole field!
 In some  photos    please excuse the glare and  blur....  it couldnt be helped...but it is Ireland  and it was  greening!
  After  about  2 hours we    came upon Cork,  Ireland
Unfortunately we just skirted right past it

I understand the area  SW of cork is  awesome,  but we   turned north here onto N-22   and about 20 minutes  later we were at our  destination!

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