We checked into our hotel at Wexford at 7:00pm then had dinner at the restaurant inside, Stir. There was a special on for a family of four for €50. We got two courses from the adult menu and two from the kids menu. From the adult menu we ordered roast sirloin (dad), greek salad (A2), pan fried Irish salmon with creamy sauce, mash, green beans and carrot (mum and me), seafood chowder (mum and me) and tea and coffee. From the kids menu we got roast chicken breast...

We drove up to the town of Waterville, part of the Ring of Kerry, and had lunch at The Lobster, which was overpriced. Dad’s fish and chips were €12.95, mum’s seafood chowder (a small bowl with garlic bread) was €4.95 and my chicken sandwich, which was pretty much the same as the one I had bought earlier from a petrol station kiosk but with white bread, was €3.95. [gallery order="DESC" columns="2"]...

Here we bought a traditional wholegrain brown soda bread, a turnover and an apple danish. The brown bread crust tasted like the pretzel biscuits. The turnover had a really soft and fluffy texture. A2 and I ate half of both loaves so we were too full for lunch. Though I don’t mind eating the multigrain soda bread, I don’t really like it. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]...

The receptionist at the hotel recommended a pub just 100m down the road called O’Sheas if we wanted to sample Irish fare. I had Irish lamb stew with root vegetables (€10.25), A2 got spicy vegetables in an Irish pancake (€9.50), dad had a confit leg of duck with red wine jus (€10.25) and mum had leek and onion soup with wholemeal bread and meatloaf with potato and onion mash, veggies and onion rings and a cup of tea (all for €9.95). The food was really good. The bread...