Monday, July 15, 2013
A Food Festival in Kenmare
Kenmare is on the Ring of Kerry but we hadn’t spent any time there during our drive the day before. Breda suggested it would be a great town to spend some time on a Saturday because as luck would have it, the food festival was on during the weekend. We have been incredibly lucky during our stay in Ireland, just stumbling upon festivals, people who have befriended us but most of all an unusual heatwave!
There was a man already sitting there, enjoying the warm weather and reading the weekend paper. We started chatting and realised he was interested in many similar issues to us. The conversation moved from the economies of Greece and Ireland, to Irish culture and small town dynamics. He mentioned he had lived and worked in Australia and was incredibly knowledgeable about current affairs Down Under. He still listens to Australian radio in Ireland and reads the Sydney Morning Herald, which we found quite surprising.