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Saturday, November 22, 1997
Cork to Killarney, Ireland
Ireland's Flag

Killarney, Ireland:
Latitude: 52° 3' 28" North
Longitude: 9° 30' 37" West
Altitude: 187 feet
From Seattle: 4997 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Neptune's Killarney Town Hostel

Today's Travel:
Country: Ireland
Regions: Cork, Kerry
Route: Car: Cork - Blarney - Killarney
Start: Cork
Stop 1. Blarney
End:Killarney, Ireland
Linear:46 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Blarney Castle Blarney, Ireland

Looking up at someone kissing the Blarney Stone Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 226
Linear Dist: 85757
Countries Visited: 15
Regions Visited: 80
More stats...
Hotels: 40
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 49
Transit: 25
Beers: 923

Journal Entry:
Went to Blarney to see the famous castle and the infamous stone. Blarney castle and its grounds are neautiful (it didn't hurt that it was a perfect day). The castle is very picturesque, and there are even real live dungeons to explore. We opted to explore the dungeons even though all we had was a small penlight between the two of us. After crawling through 20 meters of mud and banging my head who knows how many times we found... a dead end. Oh well, it was still a fun adventure. After trying to wipe away the mud we climbed to the top of the castle.

At the top of the castle I risked who knows how many social diseases (not to mention a 5 story drop) to kiss the Blarney Stone. Rereading my journal I don't think it helped. After leaving the castle spent a couple hours exploring the grounds.

Arrived in Killarney about dusk so we postponed the Ring of Kerry until tomorrow.

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