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Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | Views [593]

DUBLIN TODAY WAS MUCH AS I IMAGINED IT would be, probably not much different from the time of James Joyce.  Our goals on this rainy Saturday were modest; a look at Dublin Castle and a visit to the Trinity College library to see the Book of Kells, ... Read more >

The Passage Tombs of Bru na Boinne and Loughcrew

Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | Views [1421]

BRU NA BOINNE (BEND IN THE RIVER BOYNE) is world famous for its Neolithic passage tombs.  It covers 1500 acres and includes the tombs at Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange  plus 40 or so satellite tombs and the passage tomb of Newgrange is the “... Read more >

Back Roads of Southern Ireland

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | Views [604]

“AH, THEN, YOU'D BE WANTIN' MARY PHELAN," the woman replied when I asked directions to Moate Lodge in Athy.  Ireland does not yet have postal codes  and the 18th Century farm cum B&B doesn’t even have a street address but everyone ... Read more >

Cobh, The Port Formerly Known As Queenstown

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | Views [641]

WHEN I ASKED WHERE IN IRELAND WE HAILED FROM, I seem to remember my grandfather mentioning County Cork.  Or maybe not.  From our on the ground research here in Ireland we learned that the Maginnesses were  a powerful family in County ... Read more >

The Thatch Cottages of Adare

Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | Views [837]

NONE OF THE IRELAND GUIDEBOOKS BOTHERED to mention Adare, not even Rick Steves.  As far as they are concerned this charming village in County Limerick hardly exists.  Which is a shame.       Just too charming We ... Read more >

County Kerry

Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | Views [2257]

THE SCENERY OF COUNTY KERRY TENDS TO OVERWHELM the senses; after all, there just aren't enough ways to say “cute.”  The rhododendron blossoms of June have fallen petal by petal only to be replaced by hydrangeas in every hue; Kerry must ... Read more >

Back in the Republic: Galway

Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | Views [506]

IT WAS FORTUNATE THAT WE DIDN’T CRASH the car in Northern Ireland.  We just learned that our Visa coverage isn’t valid for Ireland, either Northern or the Republic.  Oops!  Now with full coverage (tripling the rental cost) ... Read more >

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Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | Photo Gallery

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Sligo and County Mayo

Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | Views [424]

WE WANDERED OVER THE BORDER INTO THE REPUBLIC, but this time on purpose.  And we decided to stay for a few nights.  It just makes more sense to visit Sligo and Mayo now while we are in the north.  It’s a lot like driving in Vermont, ... Read more >

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