Category Archives: Republic of Ireland

Picture of the Day ~ Blarney Castle, Ireland

The first thing that usually comes to mind when ever Blarney Castle is mentioned is kissing the Blarney Stone to receive the gift of gab. But there is much more to see and do here in addition, such as exploring … Continue reading

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Recap – A trip around the world in pictures

On March 13th, we flew out of Los Angeles, with a change of planes in Beijing, which brought us to New Delhi, India. This was the starting point for our seven month around-the-world dream trip. Picking out a favorite or … Continue reading

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Dublin, Ireland ~ a few more things to see, do and where to eat

Tuesday and Wednesday, July 22nd and 23rd ~ Dublin, Ireland The Spire of Dublin is the worlds tallest sculpture, located on O’Connell Street. Our time in Dublin was fast coming to an end and we had still not done our … Continue reading

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Ireland ~ Dingle Peninsula, Voted one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Sunday July 20th ~ Dingle Peninsula, Ireland Day two of our weekend get-a-way started with a nice breakfast at our little B&B.  It appears that this place has changed names four times.  They may be running from a bad reputation??? … Continue reading

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Paddywagon Tour, Ring of Kerry and Goat Kings

Saturday July 19th, Ring of Kerry, Ireland Very early Saturday morning we departed our third hotel in Dublin (Clyde Court) and dropped our roller board suitcases off at what will be hotel number four (O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel) when we return … Continue reading

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Giant Irish Deer, Bog Bodies, Yeats and Birthday Wishes

Wednesday July 15th ~ Dublin City We had been told about the bog bodies that had been found, and our curiosity had been peaked.  When we left the hotel, our original plan was to walk a few blocks to restaurant … Continue reading

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Rock of Cashel and Kissing the Blarney Stone

Tuesday July 15th ~ Touring through Ireland in Tipperary and Cork What fascinates me the most is the amazing marketing campaign that has somehow managed to get a million people or more a year to travel 1000’s of miles, then … Continue reading

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What is it with demonstrations wherever we go?

Monday July 14th ~ Lazy day in Dublin Some times we need a day off from traveling.  Today was one of those days for me. As I have mentioned before, we normally try to book a hotel that is located … Continue reading

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Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Corcomroe Abbey, Irish Day Tours

Sunday July  13th ~ Dublin cross-country tour, Ireland One of the most visited tourist attractions in the entire country, the Cliffs of Moher had to be on our “must see” list.  With over 1 million visitors a year, it tops … Continue reading

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Dublin ~ Fire alarms, SIM Card top off, Taking care of business

Saturday July 12 ~ Dublin, Ireland Shocked out of a deep sleep by the hotels fire alarm blaring early this morning at the Ballsbridge Hotel. Not a pleasant way to start the day.  And then it stopped.  And then it … Continue reading

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