We had been doing pretty good at avoiding cities but on Thursday (June 13th), it was time to tour Kilkenny city.
We spent the morning wandering the grounds of Croan Cottages (www.croancottages.com) getting some fresh air and allowing Sean so time to recover. I was so thankful that we had the flexibility of changing or cancelling our plans for the morning. I want the kids to experience everything possible but I don’t want to be militant about it. I would rather let the sickness fade in Sean’s memory than to add another abbey to the list of sights that we saw.
We did manage to make it into Kilkenny city for a few hours in the afternoon. My grandfather’s name was Kenneth (He was born to Scotch/Irish parents in America but spent his kindergarten year in Ireland). Sean’s middle name is Kenneth so we wanted to make sure to tour “his” castle.
One vital thing that I learned that day…I mean absolutely life changing….is that I loved warm Sticky Toffee Pudding!!! I am so making this once the summer is over. (Too hot in Virginia to properly enjoy such a luscious creation until fall)