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That's some thatch (say that three times)  
   

That's some thatch (say that three times)

A close-up view of the roof thatch. I was surprised how tightly packed and how sturdy these roofs were. James told us that they usually last 5-10 years and cost more than regular roofing material.
Second Day (Ring of Kerry)

July 14th 2006
As if last night's dinner wasn't spectacular enough, the Gleaneagle Hotel outdid itself with this morning's breakfast. We walked into the same dining room where dinner had been served. At first all we saw was a line at a big buffet table. We immediately got in line. We got juice, choice of cereals (I got oatmeal), lots of fruit and rolls and various spreads. When we sat down at our table a w ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Dingle Peninsula

Irish Flag Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
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