That, and the terrible data connection in the area!
Sure enough, the boatman confirmed we were going, but from an alternative pier a few kilometres around the lake.
There is a round tower and the ruins of several churches, as well as a so-called ‘bargaining stone’, which was: Saint Caimin’s church is the only building with its roof still intact and sits beside the island’s round tower.
Inis Cealtra was a very popular pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages, when it came to be known as ‘Holy Island’.
Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote about it in his ballad, came up with the goods.
Since we were standing under a huge tree and it was still raining, the CO brought the event logbook to us, so I took the chance to take a group photo, after succumbing to peer pressure and climbing up on the wall! We had very definite plans to right up until a few days before the event, but the thought of pitching a tent and then packing it all away again the very next day really seemed like more hassle than it was worth, so I booked a B&B in Tipperary town at the last minute.