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Posted on July 21, 2024

Our next stop was Jerpoint Glass Studio, which has been hand blowing glass art, vases, and other glasswork since 1979. We were able to watch them work on some vases, and the artisans took the time to explain what there were doing at every step. It’s amazing how fast they work when we aren’t distracting them! #travel #ireland

https://www.jerpointglass.com

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Posted on July 21, 2024

From Kells, we went just a mile up the road to visit the Kilree monastery ruins with its round tower and high cross, which dates to the 9th century. #travel #ireland

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

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Posted on July 21, 2024

Catching up a bitโ€ฆ We started Friday by exploring Kells Priory near the village Kells in County Kilkenny. The priory is the ruins of an Augustinian monastery that dates to the 12th century. Other than the sheep, we had the entire site to ourselves, which was pretty magical. #travel #ireland

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

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Posted on July 19, 2024

In Kilkenny my wife and the Wagoners (our friends that we’re traveling with) toured the Smithwick’s “experience” (the brewery moved to Dublin since the last time we were here), visited the “Black Abbey” (a Dominican abbey dating to the 16th century), and then toured Kilkenny Castle, before checking into our B&B. Today we’re seeing some local sights and making a day trip to Waterford. #travel

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Posted on July 19, 2024

Yesterday was a long day. (Two days?) after multiple flight delays and cancelations, we landed in Dublin, rented a car, and drove to Kilkenny. None of us got more than a couple hours of sleep on the flight, so the main goal was to keep moving and stay awake until a proper hour. Mission accomplished.

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Posted on July 18, 2024

Look what I found! Our B&B hosts wouldn’t have just left this lying about if they didn’t want me to play with it, right? Right!

Me posing with a very realistic sword. It looks like it could be a prop from Lord of the Rings. Very heavy. Very steel. Very pointy. Moderately sharp. You could do some real damage with this thing.

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Posted on July 18, 2024

Wheels down Dublin! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช #travel

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Posted on July 17, 2024

After two flight changes, we’re finally on a plane. Here we go! #travel

IND โœˆ๏ธ ATL ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช DUB

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