Day 68: Cahir Bare

Laetitia met her group in Cahir (pronounced “care”) in County Tipperary. Cahir is a heritage town with major tourist attractions, including Castle Cahir and a Swiss-style cottage. Castle Cahir, one of the largest castles in Ireland, was built during the twelfth century on an island in River Suir on the site of an earlier ring fort from which the town name is derived. It was the scene of several battles and sieges, but when it was besieged by Cromwell, the garrison surrendered, leaving the castle intact. The Swiss cottage was on the estate of Lord and Lady Cahir and was used for entertaining guests. Laetitia took her group to visit both attractions, and later they went hiking in the Knockmealdown Mountains.

The picture of a woman standing in front of her filled-to-the-brim clothes closet thinking, “I have nothing to wear,” is a bit of a cliché, but the gossip gleaned from the pub in the afternoon, which that became the day’s limerick, was about a local woman who seemed to believe that literally.

A ravishing lady from Cahir
Liked to lie in her yard while quite bare
In the sunlight to bask
And when taken to task
Simply said “I have nothing to wear.”