I wake up at midnight. I’m so off time it’s crazy. But by 1:30am I’m falling back to sleep. Plenty of time to get some rest before we grab breakfast and meet our tour at 9:45am.
Today: Blarney Castle
And yes, I did.
Afterwards we shopped the Woolen Mill and then came back to see the Cobh Heritage Center which tells the Queenstown story. Queenstown being the former name of Cobh (pronounced Cove) including its place in history as relates to immigration, prisoner transport, the final (successful) port of the Titanic, and the Lusitania.
My paternal ancestors (apparently) left from Cobh in the 1800’s during the famine years, and went to Canada before making their way a couple of generations later to the USA.
By the time we returned to the ship it was just time to clean up and head to the restaurant for dinner.
If we can stay up, maybe we’ll try the casino. Or the Effy raffle. Or both.
Or maybe I’ll be asleep because excursions meet at 7am.