The owners of the cottage told us about a few of their favorites places in the area. One of which was the Staigue fort but in their thick Irish accents it sounding like "visit the old fart". Ella was convinced we were visiting a old man until about 10 minutes before we got there. Visiting old farts became our running joke in Ireland.
The fort was super cool built in around 400 AD. The kids love getting a chance to climb in, on, and around it. It's pretty impressive that somethings so large was built so long ago, without mortar or machinery.
After the fort we head out to see a castle about an hour away. The kids started getting antsy in the car so we made a few stops. One at an over look to a beach. We got out of the car and climbed down to the ocean. Loved the colors of the ocean mixed with the stone.
After playing around by the ocean, we decided to make one more stop at an overlook before heading to the castle. As we got out of the car, we were hit with hair raising winds! The weather had turned and gotten really cold and windy. So we decided to just climb the mountain fora bit and save the castle for another day.