JAUNTING CARS, KILLARNEY, IRELAND

17 Sep

 photo IMG_1321_zpsa5d5826a.jpgOne thing we discovered during last week’s jaunt across Ireland and the days we spent in Killarny is that Ireland is a beautiful and welcoming country. There are areas where the scenery is breathtaking, admittedly not quite on an Alpine scale but in its own way gigantic.

The jaunting cars of Killarny are a fascinating way of seeing the countryside around that lovely town. The drivers (or at least the one who entertained us) have a rich repertoire of amusing tales that they offer, with bits of information, local folk legends and other material hidden in.

We were taken through the woods by the side of the three lakes that nestle up to the town and learned, to our everlasting joy, that all the rain the area is famed for receiving is a consequence of the leprechauns peeing out of a 747!

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2 Responses to “JAUNTING CARS, KILLARNEY, IRELAND”

  1. pambrittain September 17, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    That was good information. I think those little guys also throw tiny snowballs at us in Arizona. Plus, aren’t they the ones that make toothpicks?

  2. Peter Rogerson September 18, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    According to our jaunty car driver they are responsible for just about everything on the planet…

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