So a brief run through of my holiday. We stayed at a fabulous cottage on the south east coast at a place called 'Our Lady's Island'. This island has a small church which is the site of a pilgrimage every year in August. There is a beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary on the island as well as a shrine, I love things like this so I was out camera in hand as soon as I saw it:
As you can see the weather wasn't brilliant and rained pretty much the whole week - bummer. If you are a fan of ruins there was a bit for you on Our Lady's Island too:
I did smile on our entrance to the island where by some one had graffited over 'Our Lady' and replaced it with 'craggy' so we were amused for the day that we were staying on Craggy Island but the folks there obviously didn't see the funny side and the sign was replaced the next day before I got a picture!
We went to the beach where the opening scenes of 'Saving Private Ryan' were filmed:
Again please note the weather ;o)
I found some old graveyards (yes I have a weird fascination of old graveyards)
We visited Waterford Crystal:
We visited JFK's ancestral home:
Next up was a visit to Hook Lighthouse:
This is the oldest Lighthouse in the world - not looking bad on it either!
And my favourite visit was to Wicklow Gaol:
here. There were plenty of scary figures:
On our way out we got to see a replica of 'The Treadwheel' which was a torturous punishment for the inmates: