Monday, 25 July 2016

Killaloe: Return to the Motherland



The last time I was back in Killaloe, it was the Christmas holidays, not even kidding. It's really been awhile since I've gone back to visit the family. To make it all the better, the sister, Sonya, has also returned to work in Limerick since last week so I got to spend my time with her. To top it off, Lorcan also came down to Killaloe!


The weekend consisted of a variety of things. Catching up with family and friends while showing Lorcan around the nearby places.


Sonya was so gracious as to drive us around the place so we visited the Limerick Milk Market as well as Adare! 


Thatched roofs, good weather, the Creamery, and more.


Not to mention the funny signs available for sale within the Creamery 
'True friends stab you in the front'



The weekend wasn't complete with some form of exercise! We took a stroll down to Brian Boru's Fort. Intriguingly, I did not visit that place within the three years of living in Killaloe (quite appalling really) but now finally it's ticked off the list!



Drinks with the lads over chats were much needed. Familiar faces that I haven't seen in months, was really great to finally see Anna, Darragh and Phelim again who surprised us midway with his beautiful face :P



Good food was needed among the family. Sonya kindly treated us all to a magnificent feast at Tuscany Bistro just across the waters in Ballina. Thankfully we managed to get a booking at the very last minute! Food was absolutely divine!


Spinach and ricotta tortellini


Lasagna


Cheesy Portobello mushrooms


Spicy chicken wings with a cheese sauce


Mojito!


Eton mess


Tiramisu


Creme Brulee

And to walk all the food off we went wandering around the place - random lanes, parks, the pontoon, which were of course great places to take photos!


It's been awhile, Killaloe.
You've definitely given me many memories this time round.
Positive ones that I hope will keep coming.

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