Searching for the O'Connors in Ireland
|View of the green fields of Dingle Peninsula, Ireland|
|Bicycles in the air in a street in Killarney, Ireland.|
I particularly wanted to go to Limerick. So we booked a tour with Paddywagon tours and hurtled through the irish countryside with the driver Michael singing, telling jokes and stories all the way with hands barely on the wheel. The scenery in Killarney national park, Inch beach and along the Dingle peninsula was stunning and the tiny irish towns, as neat as a pin, were postcard perfect. It was meant to take in Limerick though the trip to Limerick wasn't quite what I imagined.
|View from Muckross House to the Killarney National Park, Ireland.|
|Learning how to surf at Inch Beach, south-west coast of Ireland.|
That was my entire Limerick experience. I tried to buy a postcard there but didn't have time so the next day I tried to buy one again in Dublin and asked a guy in one of the absolutely ubiquitous tourist shops at Temple Bar (the club area), if they had any. Well he was amused. 'There are no cards on Limerick' he says, 'anywhere, even in Limerick.' 'Why was that' I said. 'People are embarrassed about it as it's full of public housing' etc. He obviously hasn't been to Sweden as half the housing here could be classified as public housing but there's not the same stigma to it which is good. Though maybe there should be.
|Tourists taking in the view of Killarney National Park, Ireland.|
|Horse and trap in the garden at Muckross House, Killarney, Ireland|
I never heard my grandparents swear. Ever.
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