First of all Dermo, sorry I didn't get a chance to call around to you today, "Cork city" turned out to be Rosscaberry (I can't remember the spelling) out near Clonakilty so I didn't get a chance to call in with you, I'll post the PTG down to you (really easy to use) when I get home since I built your hopes up and let you down, could you plese PM me your address?
Re Hotel: I managed to drag a cousin along with me for the trip so we drove home again. We travelled down through Galway, Limerick etc and started to go home that way but took the new motorway from Galway to Dublin and racked up 750(ish) miles in 13.5 hours. Not bad for a wee 1.4
Thanks to everyone for their suggestions though, I will visit Cork this summer it is a beautiful county.
Re the weekend: Where do I start? I was at the music festival in Buncrana (approx 15 miles from my house) and ended up spending about €800 and travelling around 900 miles in a weekend.... despite the free accomodation
Re Hitchhiker (23 yo Female): Without a doubt the most interesting person I have ever met and I really mean that. I saw her walking about Buncrana on Thursday night at around 2am with a huge backpack looking a bit lost so I offered her a drink. She politely refused because she told me she was trying to make her way to Cork before Tuesday night. Of course the drink started talking and I told her I would leave her to Cork first thing on Monday morning, forgetting that my car has no MOT or insurance and hasn't moved in about two months
. She gladly accepted my offer and she had a few drinks and stayed with us.
Of course the next morning I realised my mistake and was going to offer to pay a bus fare or something until she started telling me about her travels/ life. She Hitch hiked the whole way
from The Czech Republic to Malin head without spending a penny on a train/ bus or ferry. Luckily she is very well educated and speaks five or six languages and posed as a translator for truck drivers so she got on the ferries for free. She has also hitch hiked as far as Taiwan and has been to 22 European counties all in the last five years during her holidays from university. This year she is spending six weeks in Ireland because it is her favourite country in Europe thanks the peoples attitudes and helpfulness. The tales from the different counry/ cultures are amazing so I decided to find some way of taking her to Cork
She is travelling to Galway soon and God know where after that so if anyone sees a lone flemale hitch hiker with braided hair and a greeny brown waterproof top (which is nessesary in Irish summers) please stop and give her a lift, you won't regret it. She is the first hitch hiker I jave ever spoken to and I plan to speak to many more after meeting her, especially since she has offered me a place to stay in Prague anytime from November onwards and another offer of a place to stay for the Brno Road race
It was the strangest and best weekend of my life.
P.s No durt, just a very interesting woman