And NEVER pass up an opportunity for local ice cream! The rum raisin was to die for!
At some of these rest areas we are given about an hour to an hour and a half to wander ---it’s like letting the tourists out of the bus for recess!
But which way should we go?
((I love seeing the street signs with names to places I’d only heard about before!))
We could stroll through the lovely park ---
Or go grab a quick bite to eat in a pub –but that would take up most of the allotted time!
Let’s just walk --- up the road and find a very interesting thatched home….
I don’t know if you can see but the porch rail and the beams are all tree limbs. SO cool!
The lower porch roof has had a bit of repair work done on the upper right. If you keep up with the roof repairs, it can last you 30 years!
Loved the look of this building sitting at a crossroads. I don’t think it’s “THAT” old, but it looks it!
Cross the road and walk up the other side of the street!
I love the rows of similar buildings, their chimneys all in a row like legos!
And oh, the gardens! Poppies as big as dinner plates!
I LOVE the bright yellow window frames on this little thatched cottage!
Same house, different angle…lovely flowers over the wall!
But the piece de resistance as always in places rich in history are the churches!
This is Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and just wait til you see the inside!
A Quilter’s Dream!
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|Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare Ireland 2013|