Sunday 19 July … A Final Foray
Today marks the beginning of the countdown to our leaving Ireland for Britain tomorrow. As such we decided to venture closer to home, doing a few “housework” type items in the morning first of all.
Our host is a Church of Ireland Minister and we went to see one of his churches after he had finished services for the morning. The church – The Adelaide Memorial Church of Christ the Redeemer in Myshal is stunning. More like a mini-Cathedral than a parish church. It was built in memory of a daughter who was killed in a horse riding accident and no expense was spared with all materials used being of the highest quality. The floor tiles are beautiful, each area of the church has a different design. Future block patterns maybe?…
After a trip into Carlow Town to the cafe for a quick lunch and access to wi fi to book a hotel for tomorrow night in Wales and a quick spot of shopping, we drove back into County Wicklow and made our way up to the village of Avoca which was used as a location for the TV series Ballykissangel. Though how on earth a TV crew fitted in the street to film is beyond me. A charming little village high in the hills by a lovely river on a very narrow road. It certainly has ambience and atmosphere though and is very much the sort of village you’d expect to find from watching TV programmes like the aforementioned Ballykissangel.
Then it was time to go back to Ballon and collect our host to take him to tea at the chinese restaurant in Bunclody – his choice and a good one. Very nice food and good service – one to keep in the memory banks for a return visit.
Tomorrow we return Blue Fiesta and set out for the ferry to travel across to Britain. Our time travelling around Ireland has come to an end – for now!
Until next time…