Tag: Ireland

Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

| February 18, 2013

While on our two-week Ireland adventure we visited two sets of islands off of the west coast of the Emerald Isle. The Great Blasket Islands, which I covered in an earlier post, are no longer inhabited but offer visitors a rich opportunity to imagine what life would have been like on a remote island. The Aran Islands, in stark contrast…

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The Beauty of Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

The Beauty of Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast

| February 9, 2013

During our two-week adventure in Ireland, we made a six hour trek by car from Galway to Bushmills for a three-day stay on Northern Ireland’s beautiful Antrim Coast. […]

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Ireland School of Falconry – Two Weeks in Ireland

Ireland School of Falconry – Two Weeks in Ireland

| January 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

During our two week adventure in beautiful Ireland, we had an incredible experience at the Ireland School of Falconry. The school, which is the oldest established falconry school in Ireland, offers unique opportunities to fly a hawk around the gorgeous grounds of Ashford Castle – with a […]

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The Galway Latin Quarter – Two Weeks in Ireland

The Galway Latin Quarter – Two Weeks in Ireland

| December 17, 2012

About Galway Ireland After our stop at the Cliffs of Moher we continued up the west coast of Ireland to Galway, a vibrant town of about 75,000 people and home to two universities. It is the sixth most populous city on the island. The reason we visited in Galway was to take in its pub […]

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Ireland: Cliffs of Moher – Two Weeks in Ireland

Ireland: Cliffs of Moher – Two Weeks in Ireland

| November 17, 2012

A mere week after stuffing ourselves with turkey for Thanksgiving next week, Donna and I will be on our way to Vienna, Austria, to visit the Christmas markets and take in an opera and a few concerts. In light of that, I thought I had better get busy finishing up a few posts about our […]

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Dingle Ireland Fishing Boats

Dingle Ireland Fishing Boats

| October 24, 2012

Fishing Boats at Sunset in Dingle Ireland I thought I would post another shot from Ireland’s Dingle peninsula that I absolutely love. One evening at sunset, I promised Donna a nice dinner if she would wander the fishing harbor with me in search of some golden-hour light. As the sun pierced the atmosphere on the […]

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Blasket Islands – Two Weeks in Ireland

Blasket Islands – Two Weeks in Ireland

| October 21, 2012

Wild and rugged, the Great Blasket Islands are located two kilometers by boat off of the coast of Dingle’s Dunmore Head. The Blasket Islands home to as many as 160 people before the Irish government insisted that it could no longer guarantee the safety of the declining population. Until 1953, the inhabitants of Great Blasket […]

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The Dingle Peninsula – Two Weeks in Ireland

The Dingle Peninsula – Two Weeks in Ireland

| October 12, 2012

I have a childhood memory of waking up on a family vacation in a Bavarian cottage. I awoke to the sound of cowbells as the sun struggled to fill my room with daylight. As I crept across the bed to peer through the lace draped window, I saw a meadow of dew-drenched grass blanketed in […]

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Ring of Kerry – Two Weeks in Ireland

Ring of Kerry – Two Weeks in Ireland

| October 4, 2012

After visiting the Muckross House near Killarney, we made our way to Kenmare for the night, which is located near the head of Kenmare Bay at the southern end of the famous Ring of Kerry. Kenmare is a quiet town of about 2,100 people with nice accommodations and a village center with pubs, restaurants and […]

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Muckross House – Two Weeks in Ireland

Muckross House – Two Weeks in Ireland

| September 28, 2012

After our restful night’s sleep just outside of Dublin at Liscara House, We had a wonderful full Irish breakfast and packed our car for an 8:30am departure. Our plan was to reach Killarney in the southwest of Ireland just after lunchtime. Although we were staying in Kenmare at the southern base of the Ring of […]

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