Ireland-list

  • Goodbye to Ireland - 2016

    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 early taxi to Dublin Port ...

  • One Last Stop … - 2016

    Our time in Ireland was almost up. ... Our route, however, would have us diverting northeastward for one more stop. ...

    Kinnitty and the Slieve Bloom - 2016

    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 - 2016

    Some say that Doolin is to Irish traditional music what New Orleans is to traditional jazz. How cool is that?

    A Day on Inisheer - 2016

    If you stand on the Cliffs of Moher looking seaward and it is somewhat clear, you can see the three Aran Islands. ...

    The Burren – a Landscape of Stone - 2016

    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 really fun ...

    The Cliffs of Insanity - 2016

    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 we go in the meantime? ...

    Goin’ to Doolin - 2016

    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 in the distance obviously had a fresh dusting on the tops. ...

    Departing Killarney - 2016

    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 the off-season does have its drawbacks, but the advantages are much greater. ...

    A Day in Kenmare - 2016

    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. ...

    The Gap of Dunloe - 2016

    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 ...

    April Fools … Not! - 2016

    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 we have made. ...

    The Princess’s Ring – Beara - 2016

    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 ...

    Beara II - 2016

    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. ...

    Where are Chris and Jeannie, literally?! - 2016

    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 and typing the next blog post. ...

    Corca Dhuibhne – The Dingle Peninsula - 2016

    The entire loop from Killarney is only about 180km | 111mi long and can be driven in a day, but it deserves much longer. ...

    Genius Loci – Spirit of Place - 2016

    Our travels have taken us many places old and ancient, places of history, mysticism, religion, and lore. ...

    A Tale of Two Rings – part 1 - 2016

    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 the Atlantic on the Ireland's south-western extremity. It is one of Ireland's best-known and most iconic drives.

    A Tale of Two Rings – part 2 - 2016

    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 breakfast. ...

    St Patrick’s Day Parade in Killarney - 2016

    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 Irish, Catholic and Protestant alike, went to church rather than party.

    Killarney – getting out - 2016

    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 the National Park for groceries.

    Settling in to Killarney - 2016

    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, and we decided to upgrade to a diesel rather than petrol car with a bit more space. ...

    A Few Days in Dublin - 2016

    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 a long stroll. Dublin was cold, rainy, windy, but wonderful. It’s a big city, crowded and bustling, yet charming and friendly. Over the next few days it was not only cold, rainy, and windy, but also sunny and it even snowed one morning. The weather can be rather changeable. We first wandered over the River Liffey to Trinity College, founded in 1592. Situated in the center of old Dublin, it…

    A Wee Bit o’ Pub Music. - 2016

    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 ...

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