Sunday, July 22, 2012

South to Waterford, via Wicklow, Arklow, Courtown Harbour, Kilmuckridge, New Ross

After leaving Dublin, we drove through the pretty hilly, seaside villages of Wicklow (including the gaol) ...

and Arklow.

And then on through Courtown Harbour with all of its windmills (the bases of which were coloured to match the surrounding countryside ...

and Kilmuckridge (great name for a town).

Just before reaching our destination for the night (Waterford), we visited the towns of Wexford and New Ross. It was interesting to wander around the streets where my convict ancestor, Thomas Riley, wandered and got up to no good in the early 1800s in New Ross. We also visited the local church where his family would have visited in New Ross

His family may have attended one of these churches: St Mary's ...

... or St Mary's and St Michael's

and found the courthouse where he was sentenced in Wexford. 

Finally, we reached the town of Waterford, south of Dublin, to stay for the night in the lovely Athenaeum Hotel. This was definitely one of the  most comfortable places we stayed during our time overseas. Good value for money, friendly staff, great breakfast, huge and well appointed room.

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