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Monday, March 24

We had a beautiful drive along the Ring of Kerry yesterday. The sun was shining (which is rare in Ireland). We explored the famine house, some beehive huts, saw the Blasket Islands and an ancient church.
Today we drove to the Cliffs of Moher after a fantastic breakfast at the Pax House B&B. The owner John even made us special birthday “cake” complete with candle. (I’ll send a picture later). A slightly dreary morning, we toured the town and headed off to Moher. Somebody had chocolate for breakfast and made the group stop in a off route town. Here we ate at a cafe and met a very talkative Irishman who warns us of breezes blowing us off the cliffs. During a drizzle we head to Moher wgich turns in to a downpour and heavy winds. Turns out the Irishman was accurate in his assessment. These winds could have blown us off the edge. Drenched to the bone we head on to Doolin 10 minutes away. The town looked a bit skeptical, but the B&B was really nice.

Tomorrow we are headed back to Leixlip and babysitting!