Belinda welcome to Ireland!

Todays post is for Belinda.
She is too unwell to get out and about,
so is having a virtual holiday,
courtesy of her many blogging friends.
Today is her lucky day,
she is on her way to Ireland.

Firstly Belinda pack your raincoat,
as the heatwave is well and truly over!

Your Irish destination is Cork.

Our first stop is Blarney Castle.

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In case you have not heard,
this is where you get the,
“gift of the gab”.
Now you understand the expression,
“Give up your old Blarney”.

In order to obtain this wonderful gift,
you must first kiss the Blarney stone.

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Looks like fun (or not!).

Leaving Blarney we will head to Kinsale,
a beautiful fishing town,
famous for its food.

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Here we will have lunch,
and perhaps a coffee!

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Then its back on the road again.
From now on the real countryside will surround you.

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Until eventually you arrive,
in my secret heaven on Earth.

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Allihies.
If you look carefully you will see it,
hidden amongst the mountains,
facing the sea.

After a coastal walk,
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we will surely be thirsty once more,
so off to the pub,
for some food and drink.

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Of course what sort of a pub,
would not also have some music?

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Somehow I think Belinda,
that this will be our final resting place.
A night of “ceol agus craic” (music and fun),
will finish off your visit nicely.

(I hope you’re feeling a bit better Belinda,
and today was a good day for you.)

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35 thoughts on “Belinda welcome to Ireland!

  1. I so want to be there and am in a way! This is the perfect day or better yest, stretched over a few days! Smiles. To sit in a pub, music, drink, conversation, laughter…I amy never want to leave! xoxo I love my gift. Thank you

        1. Yes and the drink would loosen us up and the beautiful scenery would be the icing on the cake.
          I hope you’re feeling a bit better. I am loving all the posts from others showing where they live.

    1. I hope she enjoyed it and for you and maybe others it might have brought back some memories, although I left out the dodgy roads and sign posts!

    1. Oh it is absolutely gorgeous. It is almost unknown even here in Ireland so it is possible to go for a walk and not meet a car! There is no commercial area and it really is like stepping back in time.

  2. Every time you show these photos of your scenery, I want you to invite me over! We could catch a spin class, while sipping on wine, then head over to the pub for beer and karaoke, where I will sing a lovely song by the Devinals to the locals! Belinda can come too…virtually or in real life! It’s beautiful! FEEL BETTER BELINDA πŸ™‚

    1. Bring your guitar! But no way are we wasting valuable drinking and singing time by going to a spinning class!
      I cannot tell you how inspiring it is in Allihies. You are welcome any time! ( oh by the way Karaoke is way way way too modern for this place)
      And Belinda will be first for a song!

  3. I love this virtual tour, I have never been to Allihies, even though I live in Cork, so I think I will have to come along – we could always take the cable car to the island (preferably before the craic agus ceol!)

    1. Oh you should definitely get to Allihies. As for Irelands only cable car, it was updated a few years ago (painted and a new door put on it). I remember being on it once with about four American tourists and the door wouldn’t close so we went over with it open. They were horrified as my youngest was about four at the time.

        1. Yes I was there once when a farmer was bringing over a cow. He got to skip the queue and when the cow got out they hosed the cable car. Non Irish faces were a picture!

    1. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks. She is a fellow blogger who is pretty much stuck at home. However she has been to some great places on her virtual holidays posted by so many.

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