This past weekend we played our second official game against the Portlaoise Panthers and WON! We are now 2-0 overall, so it has been a great start to the basketball season here in Waterford!
We played the Panthers on Saturday, so Sunday we had a day off from everything. This has been our first full day off in a few weeks, so one of our teammates (Cathy) offered to take Jas and I on a little road trip to see more of the county. First, we headed to Curraheen to see the Comeragh Mountains. It was a pretty rainy day so we didn’t actually go up the mountain, but to get there we had to go down all kinds of back roads. It was very scenic, but it was nice to get to see some of the villages around us. It also gave us a chance to get more acquainted with Waterford and the surrounding counties as well. Here is a picture to see how narrow the road was, and of course my favorite part about all the rain in Ireland is that there is always a rainbow to follow.
I’m sure Jas and I will come back here to hike up the mountain at some point in the year! Our next stop was to the castle in Carrick-on-Suir. This castle was in a cute, small town. It was not a very big castle, but it was quite impressive how pretty much intact it was.
We walked around the grounds here for a little while, but then got back in the car and headed to our next destination. We headed up to Kilkenny to see the castle there. The castle in Kilkenny is massive!! It is completely intact and the grounds are so beautiful. We walked the grounds on the footpath that takes you around the entire property. The castle was located right on the river and directly in town. Kilkenny was awesome! We ended our time in Kilkenny with a cup of tea (tea time is always a must here in Ireland!) in a little shop by the castle. I will definitely be going back to see more of the city next time!
This was our last stop on what I would call a very successful road trip! I look forward to the next adventure!
Thanks for taking the time to read and follow my journey! Stay tuned for more to come!