Month

July 2024


Today we drove from Ballyvaughan (co. Clare) to Dublin, which took up a big chunk of the day. After returning our car and checking into our hotel, we took a walk around South Dublin, hitting St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, the statue of Molly Malone, Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Temple Bar, and Ha’Penny Bridge. #travel #ireland

Posted on July 23, 2024

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We pushed on to our B&B, got checked in, and then decided to explore a little by car. Our first discovery was Gleninaugh Castle which lies on the coast of County Clare, down a long dual track road (trail?) that I’m sure would void the insurance we got on our rental car. #travel #ireland

http://www.castlesuncovered.com/ireland/gleninaghcastle.html

Posted on July 22, 2024

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After the Cliffs of Moher, we drove through The Burren. It was a little too rainy to hike, but we enjoyed the barren landscape. #travel #ireland

Posted on July 22, 2024

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Today we drove to the Cliffs of Moher, via a ferry that crossed the Shannon estuary. Miraculously, the skies cleared just as we arrived and stayed clear for the couple hours that we explored the cliffs. The clouds gathered and the rain started just after we left. We got really lucky. #travel #ireland

Posted on July 22, 2024

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Did I mention it’s been raining all day? #travel #ireland

Posted on July 21, 2024

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Today, it’s been raining all day, so we drove the Slea Head loop on the Dingle peninsula. In addition to feeding some sheep (a highlight for Heather) we saw several “beehive” stone huts, toured the Blasket Island Centre, visited Gallarus Oratory (a highlight for me), stopped at the church ruins at Kilmalkedar, and enjoyed a lot of scenic views. #travel #ireland

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slea_Head

Posted on July 21, 2024

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A few photos from yesterday’s pre-dinner walk around Dingle harbor. #travel #ireland

Posted on July 21, 2024

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Yesterday was mostly a travel day, driving from Stoneyford, County Kilkenny, to Dingle in County Kerry. It took most of the day, but were able to stop at the Rock of Cashel for a tour along the way. #travel #ireland

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_of_Cashel

Posted on July 21, 2024

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