Monday, October 17, 2016

Irish Whiskey and a Night at the Castle

Our final day in Ireland we drove to Tullamore where we learned about making whiskey. Then to end our time in this friendly, beautiful country we spent the night at Cabra Castle.

Typical building in Limerick.
Just across the street from The George Hotel.

Tullamore Whiskey
We enjoyed a tour and lunch here.

Grinding stone

Our tour guide was very informative.
I confess I don't remember the details!
I thought this copper kettle was pretty.

This sign made me laugh.
I love the way the Irish phrase things.

Sampling the "Dew"
I thought it was very "smooth".
I apologize for the blurry photo.

Lunch at the distillery. 
Such a pretty plate.

Cabra Castle
near Kingscourt

After a long day on the motor coach we enjoyed drinks on the patio and a laugh or two.
Then we were treated to a wonderful dinner in the castle.

Petting the castle dogs.
The castle dog is named Oscar.
Oscar is an Irish wolfhound.
They had just recently gotten another wolfhound.

Our room was in the Gamekeepers House.
The castle is rumored to be haunted but no one in our group reported seeing the ghost.

Very nice and spacious.

Exploring the castle

The castle was huge with several levels and it was easy to lose your way. 

Oscar's portrait hanging in the stairwell with the light at the bottom of the picture.
Should you lose your way in the castle, just find Oscar and he will point the way.

One of the staircases

Artwork of all kinds throughout the castle.

There were several dining areas. 
I loved the mismatched china and Staffordshire dogs on the wall in this room.

After after waking up in the castle (much too early I might note) we were off to the airport in Dublin for our flight home.

Arriving in Memphis after a stop in Atlanta.

Great trip, great group, wonderful memories.
Thanks for coming along with me.


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