We went to Tralee is County Kerry on April 16th. First, we went to the Kerry County Museum. They had a section on the history of Kerry with lots of things to look at and touch.
Downstairs is a sandbox kids (and adults) can dig in to find the bones and things that are buried in it.
Ani really enjoyed the archaeology exhibits.
There is a walk-through re-creation of a medieval village including all the sights, sounds, and smells (yes, smells.. including sewage running through the street) that would have been typical of the time.
After we left the museum, we walked to an incredible candy store. Wall to wall European candy (plus a small section of ridiculously expensive imported American candy). Among other things, we got Black Death, balls of the sourest candy you have ever tasted (think warheads, but 100 times more sour). Two of these things could burn your tongue. And so we all tried them with varying reactions. My salivary glands hurt just thinking about the one I ate!
Then we went to the the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. This included an exhibit about the animals and birds that live in the area as well as a boat trip around the wetlands out back.
Our tour guide had certainly made an excellent career choice. He was downright excited about everything having to do with the wetlands.
Before we left, Jamie, Ani, Cameron, Fritz, and Adrian went out in the pond in front of the centre in a paddle boat. Ani started out as one of the paddlers (along with Cameron), but after one trip around switched places with Jamie.