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April 4th 2017
Published: April 4th 2017
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Rock Wall in TenahelyRock Wall in TenahelyRock Wall in Tenahely

Our hike took us through scenic pastures throughout the Wicklow Mts. It is said that the Irish built the rock walls in much of Kentucky.
This is day 3 of our hike and we are starting out of Laragh and headed to Glenmalure to stay 2 days at the Coolalingo B&B downtown. After our 20mile exercise yesterday, we were hoping for a cool 8 mile stroll through the beautiful mountains of Ireland. We finally hit the trail at about 11:00AM after a short visit at the Wicklow Way Visitors Center where the pleasure of seeing their display would cost us 9 euros each. We decided to "move on down the road" so to speak. Ireland is such a beautiful place with their rolling hills and sheep dotting the countryside. Oh....did I mention that it was raining. We were making some good headway along some logging roads when the weather turned bad. Shortly afterwards we found ourselves transversing the side of one of Irelands lovely hills in what must have been a 45 mile an hour head wind. Kathy was in front of me about 15 ft and I couldn't see her much less the trail. We were making our way along a fence line when low and behold we came along a trail marker. One of only about 3 on the trail...just kidding...there are really about
Kathy on the TrailKathy on the TrailKathy on the Trail

As always Kathy is in front. I spend much of my time trying to catch up.
twice that many. Taking directions from the marker, we made our way down the mountain. You have probably heard the term 'bog" in some Sherlock Holmes adventures. Well Kathy and I now know what that means. After some trial and error we successfully made our way off the mountain and into a local pub for a well deserved Guinness and roasted lamb. Fortunately across the street was the Coolalingo B&B where we found Maura to be a gracious host.

The village of Glenmalure bosts a military barricks that was built around1800 that now serves as the Glenmalure Pub and B&B. Glenmalure lies on the old military road between Laragh and Tanihely. There is quite a bit of history in this area. and the B&B we are staying at has been in the family for generations. Not only is it a B&B but is also a working sheep farm with the cutest little lambs. Since we are staying 2 days here, tomorrow Maura will drive Kathy and I about 13 miles south and then will will make our way back to Glenmalure.


4th April 2017

Storms aren't fun
Glad you both survived the storm and the bog. What an adventure you're having!

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