Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jaunting Cars

The morning of our last full day in Ireland some members of the group awoke early so we could take a trip via traditional jaunting cars, small horse drawn wagons. Motor vehicles aren't allowed in Killarney National Park, so if you don't want to walk, the jaunting cars are they only way to go.

The trip through the town to the park was rather comical, its not often you have a series of horse drawn carts clomping along the main thoroughfare, backing up morning rush hour!

Inside the park we got wonderful views of Lough Leane and the nearby Ross Castle. Lough Leane is one of the three Lakes of Killarney and the nearest of the three to the city. We were quite glad to have opted to wake up early, some members of the group slept in, but they missed a very fun excursion.

We were back at the hotel after about an hour, and then it was off on the 100 mile trek of the Ring of Kerry.

No comments: