Good news - the Tower is fixed........
Photo by Karl
Phew! A word to all kitties - don't play Thundering Herds of Elephants there, whatever you do! Hope that also meas we can go back to visit Italy without fear of being arrested. Now Opus and Roscoe can heave a BIG sigh of relief since they have to return and, being associated with the Mafia and all, wouldn't want to be implicated in the charge of sabotaging a national monument.
Bright and early we made our way to the Blarney Castle in our flying bus.
Photo by Sassy
l. to r. Emil,
It is a medieval castle situated near Cork, near the River Martin. The original castle dates before 1200 AD but was destroyed in 1446 and rebuilt by Dermot McCarthy, the King of Munster. At the top of the partly ruined castle is the famous Blarney Stone which is said to give the gift of eloquence. You have to be positioned upside down to kiss it though. I talk far too much already, so kissing it would be superfluous.On the way back, we stopped at the pub. Ever heard of visiting Ireland without going to the pub? The publican was very nice and allowed little Pinot to come in with us. Being responsible kitties we wouldn't let him have any alcohol, just green cordial.
Photo by Asta
Back row, l. to r. -
Left of the table - Opus
Front, l. to r. - Momo-dog, Pinot, Scylla and Charybdis, Ruis, Karl, Asta, Charlie at the corner
Then it's time to get ready for the evening's performance. Now, efurryone must have heard of the long-running, spectacular Irish dance show "Lord of the Dance". It was created, choreographed, produced by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley, who was also its star. Music to the show was written by Ronan Hardiman. It premiered on July 2, 1996 at the Point Theatre in Dublin and no less than 4 of its troupes are still touring the world.
The story follows the character "Lord of the Dance" and his fight against the evil dark lord "Don Dorcha" from taking over Planet
When Micheal Flately heard that we were coming, he invited us and in particular, Roscoe and Opus, to be the guest star performers....
Posters by Sassy
Of course, on the night all were entranced by the boys' supberb performance at the Point Theatre..............
Both photos by Opus and Roscoe with editing by Momo-kitty. We had so many encore requests that we were absolutely tired out, but elated, at the end of the night. Well done, Opus and Roscoe!!!! Great job, efurryone!!!!!!
Dance, Dance, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said He, I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, I'll lead you all in the dance, said He ..............
echoing in our heads as we dropped off to sleep.
Kitties - Sassy, Karl, Emil, Mrs Oz, Ruis, Opus and Roscoe, Socks, Scylla and Charybdis
Doggies - Asta, Stanley, Momo-dog and Pinot, Charlie
Please visit them for their stories of our adventure.