I didn't realize the number one export from Ireland is peat. They have these huge peat bogs... and are kind of like quick sand, if you step in them wrong, they can suck you right down. They took us to a dry bog so we could get out and see how they cut the peat. Peat is used there for furl to heat their homes. We went into some restaurants that had it burning in their fireplaces.
Then there next export is sheep. Lots of sheep. Enjoyed our drives into the countryside and mountains where the sheet roamed free. They spray painted marks on their backs so when they gather the sheep after they've grazed in the mountains all winter, they can be sorted out to the owners. We even had some of them "playing" in the road. These three were right in our lane and stopped traffic.
We saw castles, abbeys, and ruins of old castles too. One of these ruins was right behind our hotel in Killarney. The sun came out to hit it just right to show off the ru
And while we were eating dinner that night, we had a pretty double rainbow that looked like it dropped the pot of gold across the lake behind the tree. Too far away for us to retrieve it.
My favorite day trip was the drive to Dingle, up in the mountains where the sheep roam free and the road was right along the Atlantic Ocean. The fences were either piles of rocks or a thick hedge row.