(but one bird didn't take well to my sister and sent her on a wild goose chase, but who can blame him)
Then I went on a guided tour at Fota House. This is a really big house that belonged to the SmithBarrys for the past few hundred years. It's really old and detailed. We were shown rooms like the watercolour room, library (but there was no books :( ), Dorothy's room, butler's room, pantry....
But this wasn't the first time I'd been there. Last year I spent a good few days over the year at events because I designed an app called the Fota House Game app. I'm not sure if it will ever be produced but it was fun making and presenting it!
So if you are ever in Cork, do visit Fota for a day, it really is worth it!