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  • 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
  • Day 7 – KinsaleAfter waking in the very comfortable bed we had a good breakfast and chatted briefly with a young couple from Arkansas (yesterday it was a young couple from Florida). We drove the four minutes to town and went to Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 16, 2016
  • Day 6 – Waterford to KinsaleWe started with a good breakfast: gluten-free pancakes with fruit and yogurt for Sharon, French toast for Robert, Nutella on toast for both! We drove 20 minutes to the town of New Ross to tour the Dunbrody Famine Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 15, 2016
  • Sorry about the day number change!We just realized that the day numbers on the blog did not correspond to the day numbers in our written itinerary, causing all sorts of confusion for us! The blog day numbers have been adjusted. Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 13, 2016
  • Day 5 – Kilkenny to WaterfordDuring our good breakfast (scrambled eggs and a large portion of smoked salmon, plus cereal, fruit, coffee) we again had the chance to converse with Canadians. Two couples were at the B&B, and we all reminisced about visits to Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 13, 2016
  • Day 4 – Leaving Dublin, Powerscourt Gardens, and GlendaloughAt breakfast we chatted with three Canadians as we ate exactly the same breakfast for the third day in a row (fried egg, baked beans, tomato, triangular shaped tater-tot) – a fine breakfast, but it’ll be nice to have some Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 12, 2016
  • Day 3 – DublinWe had hoped to visit Kilmainham Gaol today, but we learned that it is so popular that all tours were booked. :( [i]{Kilmainham Gaol is famous, or more appropriately, infamous, because it was where the British held – and sometimes Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 11, 2016
  • Day 2 – First full day in DublinSince the bus drivers were on strike we took a taxi into town and went on a tour of Trinity College led by an excellent student tour guide. Trinity College was established in 1592 but was very small until Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 10, 2016
  • Days 0 & 1 – Travel to Dublin and our first sightseeingWe left home at 7:30 am for SeaTac airport, flew to San Francisco for a 4 hour layover, took off at 5:45pm for Dublin on Aer Lingus. The ten-hour flight went better than we’d worried it would; seats were Posted by camner in Ireland and London 2016 | Sep 10, 2016
  • Day 55 Dublin, Ireland Tomorrow night we bid farewell to Ireland so I might make this the last blog. We managed a sleep-in this morning with our comfy bed and air-conditioning. Yes, believe it or not we needed it. It was hot in Dublin Posted by gpric6 in Scandinavia, Russia and Great Britain | Sep 6, 2016
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