Sunday, March 16, 2008

YOUGHAL CONTINUED...MAYBE??

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 Heller.com
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 .

Later,
Janet

8 comments:

  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 great...now that sounds like a good blog getaway/get together, right??

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

    Cassie

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Rose

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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...

    Love,
    Sue

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Janet