Ireland

 
  • Goodbye to Ireland

    30 May '16 - We arrived at our hotel in Dublin after 18:00 (6:00pm) and were pretty tired after the day’s drive and visit to Newgrange. After a good night’s sleep, we caught an ...
  • One Last Stop …

    28 May '16 - Our time in Ireland was almost up. … Our route, however, would have us diverting northeastward for one more stop. … Read the full post here ...
  • Kinnitty and the Slieve Bloom

    26 May '16 - Having spent most of our time in Ireland in close proximity to the sea, we departed the coast for the Irish Midlands, and more specifically the village of Kinnitty … ...
  • A Nod and a Wink

    19 May '16 - Some say that Doolin is to Irish traditional music what New Orleans is to traditional jazz. How cool is that? Read the full post here ...
  • A Day on Inisheer

    10 May '16 - If you stand on the Cliffs of Moher looking seaward and it is somewhat clear, you can see the three Aran Islands. … Read the full post here ...
  • The Burren – a Landscape of Stone

    08 May '16 - After the excitement of the Cliffs of Moher walk the previous day, we were in the mood for something a little less, shall we say, perilous? Not that it wasn’t ...
  • The Cliffs of Insanity

    01 May '16 - After a month in Killarney and the surrounding areas, we were moving on. We had nine days to get to Dublin to take the ferry to England. So, where would ...
  • Goin’ to Doolin

    29 April '16 - The morning was quite cold as we loaded the car and prepared to leave Killarney. There had been snow forecast overnight, and while there was none around us the mountains ...
  • Departing Killarney

    25 April '16 - Our days in Killarney were drawing to an end. Irish spring was still weeks away, but so were the throngs of tourists that flock to the area. Visiting places during ...
  • A Day in Kenmare

    25 April '16 - Just a short visit after passing through a couple of times. We had originally considered living here, but Killarney won out because of the National Park. … Read the full ...
  • The Gap of Dunloe

    23 April '16 - Just in case one might think Jeannie was out shopping, this is NOT the GAP, as in the clothing and accessories retailer, but rather the stunning mountain pass … Read ...
  • April Fools … Not!

    20 April '16 - Throughout our travels, there has been one thing that has been the greatest delight, and has meant the most to us – the people we have met and the friends ...
  • Beara II

    20 April '16 - Our stay in Castletownbere was enjoyable. The Sea Breeze B&B was very comfortable, and though it was a long walk into town, it was scenic and pleasant. … Read the ...
  • The Princess’s Ring – Beara

    16 April '16 - The least well known of the peninsulas of southwestern Ireland, the Beara peninsula is a hidden jewel that shines only for those who look beyond the more famous neighbors … ...
  • Where are Chris and Jeannie, literally?!

    15 April '16 - Chris and I are now in the small town of Kinnitty, Ireland, relaxing in the parlor of the Ardmore Country House B&B. Well, I’m relaxing and Chris is furiously composing ...
  • Corca Dhuibhne – The Dingle Peninsula

    07 April '16 - The entire loop from Killarney is only about 180km | 111mi long and can be driven in a day, but it deserves much longer. … Read the full post ...
  • Genius Loci – Spirit of Place

    02 April '16 - Our travels have taken us many places old and ancient, places of history, mysticism, religion, and lore. … Read the full post here ...
  • A Tale of Two Rings – part 2

    29 March '16 - The next morning came bright and sunny, though still a bit cold and windy. We packed an went down for breakfast and I had a delicious and filling, hearty Irish ...
  • A Tale of Two Rings – part 1

    27 March '16 - The Ring of Kerry is a scenic road circuit that skirts the edge of the Iveragh Peninsula – the middle and largest of three fingers of land that extend into ...
  • St Patrick’s Day Parade in Killarney

    24 March '16 - Though most people think of St. Patrick’s Day as an Irish party holiday, it began as an Irish holy day, and was first celebrated in 18th and 19th-century. Originally the ...
  • Killarney – getting out

    18 March '16 - Yes, I caught a mild cold. But the symptoms were under control, and I felt reasonably well enough to get out. At least well enough for walks into town through ...
  • Settling in to Killarney

    11 March '16 - After a good but short stay in Dublin, we took a taxi to the car rental at the airport. The line was a bit long, computers were up and down, ...
  • A Wee Bit o’ Pub Music.

    09 March '16 - A sample of the great pub music available in Dublin. I recorded it using my phone, and offer my apologies to the two acoustic-only performers … Read the full post ...
  • A Few Days in Dublin

    08 March '16 - The flight to Dublin was cramped but uneventful. Once we arrived at our apartment it wasn’t quite ready from the previous tenants, so we deposited our luggage and went for ...