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Ireland 2007: Day One, Bunratty

After fueling up in Limerick we headed to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. We got our workouts in by climbing the stairs of this impressive castle and enjoyed the interesting homes and cottages in the Folk Park.

Some found their way to the shops while others decided to have a real "Irish Breakfast" and greeted the bartender at Durty Nellie's when he opened up shop at 10:30!

By now we are all familiar with our guide, Doris, and driver, Johnny (who entertained us all with a song). Doris and Johnny are shown in the photo.


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