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Waterford & Wicklow

Our day in the Wicklow Mountains (where P.S. I Love You was filmed)

sunny 65 °F

Two days ago (we got behind...oops), we started the day off by taking a tour at the Waterford Crystal Factory. The process is quite intense. There are four "Masters" (blower, cutter, drawer, and we can't remember the fourth one). Each master has to go through 8 years of specialized training, and at the end, he is tested. If he doesn't pass perfectly at his craft when he is tested, he has wasted 8 years! Here are several pictures of the tour and finished products! Ashley really wanted the Cinderella piece, but Jeremy wouldn't let her spend 40,000 Euros... (the harp was 30,000 Euros, in case you were wondering!)


After the tour, we drove to the Wicklow Mountains. At the foot of the mountains, we stopped in Hollywood, Ireland to have a bite to eat! It's a bit smaller and more farm-like than Hollywood, California! The pub where we had lunch was the old stagecoach house! We headed up the mountains and saw some awesome scenery! Check it out...


There is a place in the mountains called Sally Gap. If any of you have seen P.S. I Love You, this is the place where Holly and Gerry met on the road. Ashley wanted to go see it, but it must have been filmed in a different season, because everything in the Sally Gap area was brown and dead! : (


Then, we started to follow signs to a waterfall. Here are pictures we took there:


That night, we stayed in Enniskerry, which is the town where Gerry is from in the movie (this was on accident!) It is a very tiny, cute town, population 1,811. There was literally one tiny street with businesses. They were having a festival to celebrate a town anniversary the night we were there, and it was the smallest festival known to man.


That's all for what happened that day! We will post a bit about our day in Dublin yesterday when we get a chance. We are sitting in the Dublin airport, almost ready to board. We should be back in the states (Washington, DC), around 3:30pm.

Posted by Acw415 04:01 Archived in Ireland

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The narratives & photos you guys shared of your amazing month in Europe have been so enjoyable! Thank you.... This undoubtedly took a lot of time to organize. Arrive home safely!

by Karen

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