The bed and breakfast we stayed at in Adare was a beautiful house with lovely grounds which we could walk around.
Everything was so quiet and relaxed, then Ophelia arrived.
Ophelia was the worst storm to hit Ireland resulting in almost 400,000 people losing power on a relatively small island.
The day of the storm we were due to move on to our next bed and breakfast on the Dingle peninsula but the police were telling everyone to stay at home.
As we couldn't leave, the people who would have had our room couldn't get there either so we were able to keep the room for an extra night.
There were trees and power lines down everywhere, but as soon as the storm eased the local farmers moved the trees to get the roads open again.
Next morning everything was calm and the sun was shining so we were able to travel on to our next destination.
We didn't know it then, but there was another storm waiting to hit two days later.