29th July 2000
Having looked around Killarney town, we decided
to take one of the many horse and trap rides through the National
The Irish guide had such a strong accent and was talking nineteen to the dozen which gave Dad plenty of scope for questions, for example:
Dad - "What sort of birds
are those black ones over there?"
Guide - "Crows"
Dad - "Sods of things..." (Dad once had a particularly nasty experience with crows who "came through the Gorge and ate the turnip crop". Apparently they squawked with Woodville accents).
Dad - "What do leprechauns look like? Are they sort of like trolls?"
Guide - "What's a troll?"
Mum & Dad - "like a leprechaun"
Dad - "What do badgers look like? Are they sort of like possums?"
Guide - "What's a possum?"
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