Nope.. It's about 130 miles... well... It's about a 3 hour drive.. Ulla is flying into an airport near there [Kerry Airport] when she comes over in a week or two so we'll probably go there to have a look around for a while.
Brian Delahunty wrote: when she comes over in a week or two so
Brian Delahunty wrote: so we'll probably go there to have a look around for a while
Looks like a great spot for walking and relaxing, just the two of you style
BTW, was meaning to ask you (elusive Brian ) - Brendan's cousin is coming over here for 10 days, then heading off to Ireland to work for friends of his parents on their farm. Not sure if it's north or south (sorry, he didn't know - fresh off the farm...), but we were wondering: if we give him one of our old pay as you go UK mobile phone sim cards (TMobile/One2One) will it work over there? Or should he just wait till he gets there and then buy one himself? Thanks
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Megan Forbes wrote: if we give him one of our old pay as you go UK mobile phone sim cards (TMobile/One2One) will it work over there? Or should he just wait till he gets there and then buy one himself?
It should work fine but he'll probably have to pay roaming charges to TMobile... He could buy a sim pack [Just a sim card] over here for around €20 [~£15]... he'd get €20 euro of free credit with that too so it's technically costing him nothing... Just make sure that the phone he brings is not locked to a particular network in the UK... over here the phone providers lock a phone to their network until there has been a certain usage on it [and then you can ring and get it unlocked]. I don't know if it's the same in the UK.
I'd recommend going for either O2 or Vodafone over here... both have excellent coverage.. tell him to steer clear of Meteor... they have excellent coverage in cities but go about 3 miles outside of a city and they just aint gonna work.
I'm just back from my second trip to Germany. Was cool. Spent plenty of time with Ulla [ ] and got to see some cool parts of Germany..
The Dom in Speyer and Castle in Heidelberg [Very ] were excellent... I spent a day in Mannheim and had a class time there and went to Germany's Edge [where the Mosel and Rhein rivers meet ] yesterday... such a beautiful day and one which I wish I could have spent with Ulla for a lot lot longer...
Megan Forbes wrote: Looks like you saw some beautiful places!
Yep. I did.
I was at some more besutiful places the second time [I haven't got around to scanning in the pictures yet] and I'm just back from Germany again [was over there for easter]. Did go visiting many places but spent a bit of time in Strassbourg in France and some little small villages. I'll get around to scanning int eh pictures from both as soon as I can.