Ireland Day 4…Blarney and Cork

We knew that we would repeat a few destinations on this trip to Ireland, but we also knew that we wanted to see a few new towns this time around.  So since we were going to be in Blarney, visiting Cork City and the English Market came highly recommended.

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First stop of the day,  Blarney Castle,  where we had to “Kiss the Blarney Stone. ”

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And a repeat of a picture from 4 years ago…

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And after a gruelling climb up some precarious (NON-OSHA compliant) stairs,  Jeremy leaned over the side wall to kiss the Blarney.  Yes,  you kiss the same stone that hundreds of your closest friends have kissed that day…bleh!

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Even if climbing a medieval castle with questionable safety doesn’t thrill you, the castle grounds are absolutely worth the trip.

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Next stop of the day… The English Market in Cork City.   Let’s just say, I was in Foodie Heaven. Why can’t we have something like this at home!?!!!

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Of course,  you know me.  I’m going to buy stuff at a market like this.  A loaf of fresh sourdough bread, 8 slices of pork belly, a baggie of oil cured olives, and fresh handmade cheese. Yes,  I’m cooking dinner tomorrow night.

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Completely accidental, we stumbled upon a small upstairs restaurant filled with locals and some of the best food I have ever eaten.  Lamb cutlets know gravy,  fresh veggies, omelets, soda bread, lentil soup,  and even, lasagna… We ate a little bit of everything.

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And last but not least… We have a warning about Cork City.  There is a crack in the street.

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You’re welcome…
And my the end of the day, my Meth hair was back… Lol

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