- County Galway - Kylemore AbbeyThis Blog is a day behind as I did not get to writing about yesterday’s visit to Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway. Even though the day was very chilly and windy, upon arrival at the Abbey Estate we Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Feb 10, 2017
- Bruff and the Rock of CashelI could not upload the beautiful rainbow over the colorful street with my last blogg. Here it is. Color and more color
We a Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Feb 5, 2017
- Getting readyWe made the lists, did the shopping and gathered everything in the conservatory, ready for packing. There is a bit of everything: stuff for the van, such as airfilters, brackets, steps, and lots of other stuff that I have no Posted by Tulip1945 in Around Lake Victoria | Feb 5, 2017
- Muckross HouseFeb 01
A on and off rainy day.....
We went to visit the Muckross House in Killarney. The restoration project on the majestic 19th century mansion is well underway, but a long way off from completion. The tour of Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Feb 3, 2017
- Lady of Kerry, Ring of KerryFeb 02/17
The coldest day of our travells with blustery winds and rain sent us on a drive to the Ring of Kerry. The wind was so strong I had trouble holding the camera to take this picture Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Feb 3, 2017
- Lady of Kerry, Ring of Kerry I am a little behind in tellling you of our great adventure, so I will do a little catch up here, starting with today and backtracking over the last couple of days.
We started the day with a visit Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Feb 3, 2017
- And I'll play the wild rover no never no moreFriday started as all good Fridays should – with a quick to Iceland to buy milk, followed by the consumption of cereal from a mug with a plastic spoon. We are nothing if not classy.
We headed to the bus Posted by Buccas in 2016 - The Year of the Nink | Jan 29, 2017
- I go, you go, we all go to SligoWe spent our Monday morning wandering the streets of Donegal town, and found this a fairly delightful thing to do. It is a conveniently small town, rather surprisingly so – especially since it is the town after which the Posted by Buccas in 2016 - The Year of the Nink | Jan 28, 2017
- Butcher, Bakers and Candlestick MakersSaturday night we excitedly planned to attend a pub for music night. When 10 o’clock arrived and all the equipment checks had been completed, we were wowed by a one man 70's guitar band, but alas no Irish songs! Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Jan 24, 2017
- Carrigans, Carrigart and CarrickOur final morning in Carrigans was a misty one, but we defied the fog and decided to make for Grianan of Aileach, a hillfort that was supposed to afford fabulous 360 degree views on a clear day. It was Posted by Buccas in 2016 - The Year of the Nink | Jan 22, 2017
- The Book of KellsThe small seaside town of Bettystown is our home for three days. The Inn is situated in the middle of the tiny town and the view from our room could not be better.
The staff have catered to Posted by bcwalker in Walkers Wanders | Jan 20, 2017
- What's in a name?Right, time to explore Ulster… First stop Carrickfergus Castle. We had the place all to ourselves, and got to enjoy the views and play dress ups without any other pesky tourists around to spoil the fun. Oh Posted by Buccas in 2016 - The Year of the Nink | Jan 19, 2017
- H is for haitchWe set off to Portadown in the crisp morning air, with a delicate layer of snow covering the countryside. We passed a truck with a slogan painted on its side that left us quite confused as to what it Posted by Buccas in 2016 - The Year of the Nink | Jan 19, 2017
- To whom it may concernDear Stena Line,
Thankyou for transporting my husband and I from Liverpool to Belfast safely. I really appreciate your efforts in that regard. I did not, however, appreciate being told to vacate my cabin half an hour before arriving Posted by Buccas in 2016 - The Year of the Nink | Jan 18, 2017
- IrelandWe arrived in Ireland on a drizzly Monday and after smoothing out a couple of issues with the rental car we headed to Hugo's family 'hatbox' in Mayo. Here we spent a few days just chilling, catching up on our Posted by stomich in Can Kiwis Fly? | Dec 14, 2016
- DublinWhen we last left our traveller's, they were in Southern Spain on October 6th. On that day, we woke up early and got on the road at 8am in Granada and arrived in Madrid around 1pm. It was bizarre that Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Oct 25, 2016
- Dublin Pub ReviewWhen planning a trip to Ireland, it would be foolish to overlook the pubs. So much of Ireland's culture is in the pubs - in the food, in the drinks shared by friends and colleagues to blow off steam from Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Oct 17, 2016
- Skellig MichaelSkellig Michael
In 1996 Loreena McKennitt released her album Book of Secrets. One cut from this album, “Skellig,” fascinated me with its haunting, lyrical tone. I HAD to know what a “Skellig” was!
Turns out Skellig is a 6th Century monastery on Posted by PPs on the move in Luckydog Adventures | Oct 7, 2016
- Day 13 – Westport to DerryFor the first time on this trip there was a couple from Ireland at our B&B at breakfast! We’d wanted to talk to Irish people to learn more about Ireland, but this was the first chance. They were from Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 21, 2016
- Day 12 – Galway to WestportWe had a fantastic breakfast at Marless House in Galway. We each had French Toast (Sharon’s was gluten-free) which was wonderful, with blueberries and strawberries on it. And Nutella and maple syrup to enhance the flavor! There Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 20, 2016
- Day 11 – Dingle to GalwayAfter leaving our B&B we drove for three hours in the rain, stopping several times to find restrooms and to buy red peppers and lettuce to add to our cheese sandwiches for lunch. The rain stopped just before we Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 20, 2016
- Day 10 – The Dingle PeninsulaWe had a new breakfast option today: plate of Irish cheeses, so we chose that plus a plate of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, and the toast (gf and regular). There were five types of cheese, and each Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 19, 2016
- Day 9 – The Ring of KerryToday we drove around the Ring of Kerry, a famous scenic tourist drive along the southwest coast of Ireland. We started driving by 9:00am because Rick Steves said that was the best way to avoid the huge tour buses Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 18, 2016
- Day 8 – Kinsale to KenmareWe left our nice B&B in Kinsale after conversing with people from D.C., St. Louis, and Australia at breakfast. We all agreed that the speed limits on the roads in Ireland are higher than is safe, and the opposite Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 17, 2016
- Sayings originating with British army lifeThis was left out of the previous post about what we learned at Fort Charles....
Not enough room to swing a cat
Despite the obvious imagery that comes to mind, this has nothing to do with grabbing felines by the tail....A common Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 17, 2016