We arrived at Craggaunowen right at opening time before anyone else ( good move ) so were able to enjoy the seclusion of this reconstruction of Ireland's past by ourselves. The first building near the parking place was this beautiful little toilet block. I used it on our way out and it was just as clean and lovely inside.
Craggaunowen covers 50 acres and has examples of the Crannog (a lake dwelling on an artificial island )and ringforts.
Also at this site and the reason for putting it here was Craggaunowen Castle. A small fortified Tower house built in 1550.( restoration was completed in 1965 )
For whatever reason I bought more gifts and mementos in this shop than anywhere else we went. Needless to say I just loved this place.
This next photo is for Molly. It is looking out ( from where we stayed ) to the main highway between Ennis and Limerick. ( I didn't manage to find your church, but could understand how you might be homesick for this beautiful place! )
We spent some time in Galway.
We drove back across to Dublin and took a city Bus tour. I liked the huge green Phoenix Park best. In the street there we saw some young entertainers ( Key West I think but stand to be corrected if I'm wrong. ) They were good and attracted quite a crowd.
Dublin had some pretty modern transport.
On the final day the boys went on the Guiness factory tour and V and I went shopping ( quite successfully ). The only sad thing about Irleand in the lovely countryside was the half completed big beautiful new houses that had been started then abandoned and now for sale.