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Adventure: Ireland!


Photos in order: Jen Braun (1); Aefa Mullholand (3)
Story by Aefa Mulholland

Follow Out Traveler Aefa Mulholland and she explores Irelands culture, cuisine, and quirks! Part three of four.

Irish speed limits are generous. Jen and I hurtled past one 100 km sign on a road that twisted off in fierce bends between towering hedges; tufts of grass marching stubbornly up the median. Roads narrowed as the hills of West Cork receded into mist. Castles loomed at erratic intervals. Clouds wisped through crouched mountains as we tore along.
 
The sun was setting and cows ambled in a slow line to a lone farmhouse as we neared Kenmare and our night’s accommodation. Five-starSheen Falls Lodge, set on a 300-acre estate on the banks of the thundering Sheen, has irresistible lures such as 66 enormous rooms and suites, a 10,000-book library, a thousand-bottle wine cellar, and famed reserves of aging port.

Former summer home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, foundation stones were laid in the 1600’s. Today you can make like the Marquis and opt to play croquet, visit the heronry, or take out a clutch of clay pigeons.

Fading light couldn’t dim the power of furious Sheen Falls. Or the sound. We drifted off to sleep, the falls dashing off the granite below our window.


Photos in order: Jen Braun (1); Aefa Mullholand (3)
Story by Aefa Mulholland

Follow Out Traveler Aefa Mulholland and she explores Irelands culture, cuisine, and quirks! Part three of four.

Irish speed limits are generous. Jen and I hurtled past one 100 km sign on a road that twisted off in fierce bends between towering hedges; tufts of grass marching stubbornly up the median. Roads narrowed as the hills of West Cork receded into mist. Castles loomed at erratic intervals. Clouds wisped through crouched mountains as we tore along.
 
The sun was setting and cows ambled in a slow line to a lone farmhouse as we neared Kenmare and our night’s accommodation. Five-starSheen Falls Lodge, set on a 300-acre estate on the banks of the thundering Sheen, has irresistible lures such as 66 enormous rooms and suites, a 10,000-book library, a thousand-bottle wine cellar, and famed reserves of aging port.

Former summer home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, foundation stones were laid in the 1600’s. Today you can make like the Marquis and opt to play croquet, visit the heronry, or take out a clutch of clay pigeons.

Fading light couldn’t dim the power of furious Sheen Falls. Or the sound. We drifted off to sleep, the falls dashing off the granite below our window.


Photos in order: Jen Braun (1); Aefa Mullholand (3)
Story by Aefa Mulholland

Follow Out Traveler Aefa Mulholland and she explores Irelands culture, cuisine, and quirks! Part three of four.

Irish speed limits are generous. Jen and I hurtled past one 100 km sign on a road that twisted off in fierce bends between towering hedges; tufts of grass marching stubbornly up the median. Roads narrowed as the hills of West Cork receded into mist. Castles loomed at erratic intervals. Clouds wisped through crouched mountains as we tore along.
 
The sun was setting and cows ambled in a slow line to a lone farmhouse as we neared Kenmare and our night’s accommodation. Five-starSheen Falls Lodge, set on a 300-acre estate on the banks of the thundering Sheen, has irresistible lures such as 66 enormous rooms and suites, a 10,000-book library, a thousand-bottle wine cellar, and famed reserves of aging port.

Former summer home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, foundation stones were laid in the 1600’s. Today you can make like the Marquis and opt to play croquet, visit the heronry, or take out a clutch of clay pigeons.

Fading light couldn’t dim the power of furious Sheen Falls. Or the sound. We drifted off to sleep, the falls dashing off the granite below our window.

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