Villierstown

So, you can read all about my boating adventures, where I went sailing and speed boating on the Blackwater River, here and here.

As the boats were coming back in, we were packed into the car and taken to Villierstown in groups. There were 6 of us in the car, so I got a photo of some of us as proof!

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Once we all got safely to Villierstown, we were let out at the church to wait for the rest of our people.

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While we were waiting, we were told to head inside because there was an Irish step dance competition happening, and we were invited in to watch the kids dance.

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Since I took Irish dance in the States, it was really cool to have the opportunity to compare traditional Irish dance to the Americanized version. The classes that I took were actually very similar to the dancing we saw!

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I was the only person who noticed this photo being taken!

Eventually, my friend Sara and I decided to go explore Villierstown while we were waiting for the next part of our day to start.

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If you remember from my last post, we sawΒ Dromana Bridge, and then we found Dromana Road in our exploring!

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I saw this little house in our exploring and fell in love with it. I will live there someday!

So, Sara and I set off from the church and picked the main road out of Villierstown. We followed it along for a while, stopping to enjoy the scenery. It is a very lovely area.

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I love all the cows!

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That large gray square in the distance isΒ Camphire House. From my google searching, I can’t tell anything historical that happened there, but it was built in the 1830’s which is cool!

At this point, Sara and I noticed a path off into the woods and decided to do a little exploring off-road. It was a pretty area with lots of trees and fresh air.

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The trees where giant, and looked like something out of a fairy tale!Β 

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I, of course, had to stop and take a selfie!

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We eventually discovered that the path we were following was a path for logging trucks.

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At this point, we decided to head back to Villierstown, and to meet up with the rest of our group. We were having a group dinner at a local pub, where they brought out a full spread for us.

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We ate, drank, watched some sports, and played some pool. It was a nice way to end the day.

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Eventually, they piled us back into buses and sent us back to Dungarvan. I think (huge emphasis on think) I may have gotten over my fear of water, but haven’t been on a boat since, so only time will tell.

Stay tuned to hear about my last few days in Ireland, and where I’m headed next!

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