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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 901 Killarney to Cork

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 or [sic] three miles father reach the head of the “Upper Lake” where they
take small boats (ordered there to meet them) back to the Hotel-
There are several small ruins of Castles, Abbeys and churches, such
as Ross Castle, MacKross [sic] Abbey, Aghadoe ruins +c, within a short ride of
our Hotel, but the weather has forbidden our visiting them
21st morning train, forty one miles to Mallow, one and half hours wait
at the station, twenty miles south to Cork alighting at the
station on a hill side just beyond the long tunnel. Imperial Hotel,
not good but the best they have- Half day of shopping and
riding about town-
22nd, carriage ride seven miles (five Irish miles) along the crest of the
highlands bordering the river Lee, under the lovely dense shade of
overhanging trees through which we catch frequent views of the
picturesque landscape in the river valley below us, and on the slopes
beyond, which rise gently for scores
of miles checkered as a patch quilt.
The end of our drive was at
the gate leading to Blarney Castle
from whence a walk of an eighth of
a mile partly through a filthy
land brought us to this famous
ruin. From an open field we
enter the door, (Visible on the right
of the photo-) On our right we look
down into the ruins whose floor is far
below us on the side hill, a large
-Blarney Castle- room said to be the dining hall

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