- Tick an item off your bucket list: kiss the Blarney Stone
- Enjoy the brightly colored sailboats and seafood restaurants of Kinsale.
Enjoy another stunning breakfast and morning at Ballymaloe, and then we’re off. We’re passing through Cork City this morning, so we’ll make a pitstop to visit the historic English Market where we’ll taste some fabulous smoked salmon and wander the stalls. You may wish to pick something up for lunch. You can’t visit Ireland without kissing the Blarney Stone, the stone of eloquence, to attain the gift of gab. The castle is beautiful and the spiral staircase and precarious lean backwards to kiss the stone make great memories. The view from the top of the castle, where the stone is located, is lovely.
Our next stop is Kinsale, a gorgeous seaside town with brightly painted buildings and bobbing boats. Stroll the docks, visit the shops, and or perhaps enjoy a seafood lunch on the harbor.
Late afternoon we’ll arrive in Killarney, a charming town where there are numerous shops, restaurants, pubs, and hiking opportunities to enjoy. Our comfortable spa hotel, The Brehon, is located a mile outside the town center. The Brehon will be a perfect place to relax, with an Angsana Spa featuring a full menu of spa treatments plus pools, steam rooms and saunas for guest use. World-class golf courses and Killarney National Park are at your doorstep.
This evening we’ll enjoy a special happy hour… a cocktail making class at The Brehon followed by a gourmet dinner. It will be a fun and festive evening!