Date: 30 October 2009 (Friday)
Here it comes our second day in Ireland! This tour took us through the scenic route out of Dubliln through the Wicklow Gap and the Blessington Lakes. Unfortunately the weather was not very good as it was a rainy day. Anyhow most passangers on the bus wanted to take a look at the view point.
I just love to see these Autumn golden leaves
The tour continued to the pretty village of Avoca. Whereby it has a reputed Ireland's oldest surviving business, known as Avoca Handweavers.
Above is the shop whereby you can buy souvenirs.
Located above the shop, you can buy their products, but I guess they are quite expensive, anyhow for those who go for the quality, they might be worth to buy.
Our lunch! :)
The tour guide recommended to try Ireland local food here at the Avoca Handweavers Restaurant. So we had Quiche (€12.95), the set which included some broccolies, potatoes and egg with cheese. Besides that we tried the Avoca bread and soup (€5.55) and Hot Chocolate (€3.50). I guess the food was quite expensive as there were nothing special regarding the taste. They are just ordinary taste which serve in many restaurants.
Once we were full enough, we enjoyed the mill tour! Inside, you can see how they weave the knitwears using both the tradisional and also modern weave machine :)
For more information about where we stayed and more interesting places we visited in Dublin, please refer to my two posts before this. Enjoy! :)