You don’t have to be in Ireland very long before you realize that there are tea shops everywhere. Every site we visited had a tea shop of some form or another. We even went on a hike up to a waterfall and, sure enough, at the end..a tea shop. I guess they are a little but like museum cafeterias except that they are so much better. We quickly realized as far as eating went this was the way to go. For a nominal price you could get a really great sandwich (tomato, cheese and onion was my favorite) a pastry and, of course, a pot of tea. You gotta love a place that believes every outing deserves a cup of tea. My favorite was the one in the castle.