Once I had moved past that, I was able to once again enjoy my remaining time at the Golden Shears. Here is a sample of some of the festivities:)
This was the sidewalk at the show grounds...solid mud.
Some tapestry, embroidery work I saw...
For some odd reason the Suffolks were orange colored for show...
Ready for the competition!! All the girls were first class:)
Waiting for the finals on Sunday
On the road Monday, we headed south to Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum outside Wexford.
They had a bowtop Gypsy Trailer!!!
Other museum sightings...
Milk bottles and cans
Old milking machine
Last night we stayed in Enniscorthy in a beautiful riverside hotel. This was a sign outside the "Bah" where we had dinner:)
Today we visited the Irish National Heritage park. We walked through centuries of history and saw homes the Irish have lived in starting in the Stone Age. It was really neat.
Stone Age thatched communal home
Thatch from the inside
Replica stone circle
Replica megalithic tomb
A fulacht fiadh or cooking pit using hot stones...they were cooking bacon in it
After that we went to the town of New Ross and visited the Dunbrody Irish Emigrant Experience Museum. We saw and got to explore how tiny a vessel that would have brought Irish emigrants to the USA really was.
The inside of this replica of a real vessel was very small and one can only imagine the smell, the bad food and what it was like to live with no privacy with up to 310 other people for up to 50 days.
Bunks shared by whole family's or multiple adults. Folks were only allowed on deck for 30 min a day, this was used to wash, empty toilet buckets, and cook bread.
Tonight we head into Dublin and tomorrow is my last day in Ireland. I'm gonna try to eat as much butter as possible;) Ill be home very soon...