Here is Bunratty Castle Hotel, our stay for the first night of our tour. Our room wasn't ready so we went off in search of some lunch.
Along the way we found this sign, which of course made me think of (in your best Scottish brogue), "Ye take the high road, and I'll take the low road, and I'll be in Scotland afore ye!"
We ended up at Durty Nelly's, a well-known pub in the area.
After the tour, we headed back to the hotel and sat outside enjoying the rare sunshine. It was a beautiful day!
We were handed a glass of mead and listened to the music of the King's court.
Here we are with our tummies full and our heads buzzing with mead. Rather like the olden days!
After a wonderful evening, we opted to walk back to our hotel rather than take the bus. This lovely picture of the Castle at night ended our first day in Ireland..