Sunday, March 16, 2008


This story started in the previous post, so you may want to go there and see the outside of the Ahernes Seafood Resaurant and Accommodations. Just a suggestion. Okay, quick before Blogger changes its mind. This is one of the bedrooms at the Ahernes. Each room is different and each has an antique armoire. I peeked in all the empty rooms to check them out. Are you surprised? I didn't think so! No that is not me looking lovely in my robe, these pix are from their website.
Here is the lounge. Have you ever seen a cozier room? It is a scrumptious yellow that you see a lot in Ireland. It is just made for having a cup of coffee and reading a good book and that is just what I did. Several times in fact. At night they had a peat fire going even though it was August. Got to get that Irish ambiance.This lighthouse is on the way to the beach. The beach is a "blue flag beach" which in Ireland means it is a clean, safe beach, but I am sure there is more to it than that :).
A random picture of a door taken from Dan
Blue door from same source. Does it get any more charming than this?
This is an ancient church with a wonderful old graveyard to wonder thru. The town is a medieval town from the 13th century and part of the wall which surrounded it is still in place.

Take a gander at the width of this street and it is a two way street. They have recently built a by pass road so that only local traffic goes thru town.
This is the center of town and the old tower where "punishments" were meted out. Now it is a lovely place to decorate with hanging planters.

This makes the 2 way street look absolutely wide. I think I walked up this street one day, just to see where I would end up. Remember Bob was at work, so I was on my own to explore. I love to explore on my own and then report back as to what I found.

This is all for now. Tomorrow I may show some pix of where I stayed the second time I went to Youghal when the Ahernes was all full up :).

Happy St Patrick's Day from a mostly French girl ( girl may be pushing it just a bit) and her 100% Portuguese husband .



  1. There are 3 places I've always wanted to go...I think you know about New York City at Christmas and I know you have heard about Seattle, but I really want to visit Ireland! These pictures are that sounds like a good blog getaway/get together, right??

    Dear Janet, thanks for checking in on my Mom...many, many thanks.


  2. Janet,
    This post is wonderful, I've been away with being busy, but boy am I glad I came over, can't wait to see more.

  3. Really enjoyed this post and the pictures, Janet. Thanks for persevering to get them posted! -Julia :-)

  4. Oh my gosh! What beauty! The colors on those doors! That Church! Just such beauty! I LOVE the Irish blessing, so sweet!

  5. Janet, I thoroughly enjoyed your tour. Happy St. Patrick's Day. The only thing I had green today was my green tea. :) Lynn

  6. Wow, I feel like I just went on a mini-trip. And what a wonderful trip it was. Thank you Clarice

  7. Lucky... lucky... lucky...
    I know I said it before, but every time I come over here you share some delight that you have had! I'm totally green now, which I guess is fitting since it's St. Patricks Day LOL

    Rue :)

  8. Are you trying to KILL me?? Kill with envy...what an awful way to go...

    This looks amazing. I have wanted to see Ireland for so long...I will, when is the question! So I will travel there vicariously through your pictures for now.
    I loved it...



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