This was the most beautiful spot we saw of all our tours. The hills and valley here are steeped in a mystical presence. The ruins and graveyard called for more time than we had. We also saw St.Patrick's Cathedral before the trip to Glendlough - for an English literature buff like me it was something to see Jonathon Swift's grave - a haunting sense of history all around and indescribable photographic opportunities for my husband. The next day we went to Cork (Cobh) for a trip to Blarney Castle. The lines at Blarney were up to two hours long. People on our tour lined up and never got in in - we had to leave before they could get to the Blarney stone. We didn't line up but went to the Woolen Mill next door instead. It's a must-do shopping stop for all Irish goods - woolens, linens, keepsakes, Waterford crystal, housewares, upscale fashion - you name it, it's there!
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