To celebrate Independence Day while in Ireland, it seemed only fitting to explore a little. We started at Garryvoe Beach then went to Ballycotton (home of Stephen Pearce’s pottery gallery and studio) then to Youghal followed by lunch at Merry’s in Dungarvan and finished the day in Lismore. At Merry’s, I had French onion soup and fish (cod) and chips. Mmm.
The day started off with blue skies and a few clouds, but by the afternoon there was quite a bit of wind and rain. A lasher is how it is described here. It was a chilling afternoon, but still wonderful in spite of the fact that I was fooled by the morning weather and did not bring proper attire for the weather. Lesson learned! I went out the very next day and found a big purse that can hold my raincoat and bought an umbrella too!
In the evening, we met up with friends at The Mardyke for a real July 4th celebration. It was a bit of a welcome party for me and a chance to get out on the town.