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  • The Ring of KerryAfter just a fortnight since I flew off to Barcelona, the next holiday had arrived - travelling with my mum and sister to Ireland. Despite the country being just across the sea, I had never been there before, and it Posted by kmmk17 in 2015 Adventures | Apr 2, 2015
  • Dingle PeninsulaWe farewelled our host Dennis Moroney in Adare (after he had passed on a bottle of Bordeaux left for us by friends who stayed at the B&B a few days ago – thanks very much Doug and Amanda!!) and on Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | May 30, 2015
  • Killarney, Ring of Kerry and Ring of BearaToday our destination is the town of Killarney. We packed up the car in Dingle in the rain and unpacked the car in Killarney two hours later in the rain. The only stop on the way was at Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | May 31, 2015
  • Killarney to KinsaleIt was an early start for Keith and Ivor on our last morning in Killarney as they had booked a 7.50am tee-off time for their long awaited golf game. The championship Killeen course at Killarney GC has hosted the Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | Jun 2, 2015
  • Kilkenny to DublinWe arrived at Rosquil House in Kilkenny mid-afternoon and were met by our host Phil (yes! another Phil - who was just baking a batch of scones and a couple of cakes), We had no big expectations of Kilkenny, Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | Jun 3, 2015
  • Dublin, IrelandA grey wet chilly day greeted us on arrival in Dublin. The weather did not concern us - we are in Ireland after all - so after checking-in to Staunton's on The Green B&B, our home for two nights, Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | May 26, 2015
  • Adare - pretty cityEn-route to Adare in County Clare we made our way to The Cliffs of Moher which are located at the south-western edge of the Burren. The Burren region is rocky and windswept, an apt metaphor for the hardscrabble Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | May 28, 2015
  • Galway - the happy cityWe collected our hire car after breakfast and set off for Galway. The two hour drive from Dublin to Galway was uneventful, but with ever-changing weather. Again we experienced 4 seasons within the hour. Officially Monday is the start of Posted by IvorGlyn in England West Coast 2017 | May 28, 2015
  • Northern IrelandWe had to leave Sligo on the Monday 😩 and get Cath and Ian back to Belfast to catch a plane. We had a quick tourist stop at Falls Road in Belfast, which is famous for housing Irish republicans on Posted by Mapstat in The Aird Adventure | Jun 26, 2017
  • DonegalWe picked up the rest of our party and hit the road to Donegal. We stopped off at [[https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sligo_Abbey|Sligo Abbey]]. Here we had quite an amazing tour guide in the abbey, but I'm not sure I could catch every thing Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 25, 2017
  • WestportAs there was only 6 of us in the party for the day it was a little easier to decided what we did and didn't want to do for the day. We started the day with a walk up some Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 24, 2017
  • WestportThe day dawned a little wet as we left Galway via the Galway cathedral. The cathedral is locate on Nun's island. It is one of the largest and most dominating buildings in Galway. It was the last large church in Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 23, 2017
  • GalwayWe started our day with a stop at the [[https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie|Cliffs of Moher]]. While the day was a little cloudy it did add a mystic to the cliffs. The cliffs stand at 214m at their highest point and stretch for 8km Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 22, 2017
  • Dingle to Kinsale.......We decided last night to go drive the Dingle peninsula, and explore, then drive bs k for breakfast at 8am. Off we go, armed with puffer jackets, mac, beanies and a scarf and our umbrellas and cameras. I kid you Posted by Jochester71 in Ireland, Bordeaux,Champagne and Fat Duck | Jun 22, 2017
  • Ennis to Dingle 9 June 2017........ the awful aftermathSo, the day started with me waking, and wiggling my toes. I hadn't yet opened my eyes, but the fact that I could feel my toes, confirmed I was, despite my head saying otherwise, alive. I was alive. Only just. Posted by Jochester71 in Ireland, Bordeaux,Champagne and Fat Duck | Jun 22, 2017
  • Birds of prey and a caveWe managed to cut some driving out by catching a car ferry from Tarbert to Killimer. We then continued to drive along the coast and stopped at a quaint little seaside village Lahinch for lunch. It was quite a warm Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 21, 2017
  • More of the west coastWe started the day with a visit to [[http://muckross-house.ie|Muckross House]] and gardens. The rest of the day was spent driving the Ring of Kerry, this is the name given to the scenic coastal drive around the Kerry peninsular, along the Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 20, 2017
  • The Emerald IsleSo, after a wonderful, hot, but too short, 3 weeks in Vietnam, we headed back to Singapore for an overnight stay before the long haul to London, and then Belfast. We popped over to Sentosa Island in Singapore on Posted by Mapstat in The Aird Adventure | Jun 20, 2017
  • Kiss the stoneFor over 200 years world statesman, literary giants and legends of the silver screens have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the [[http://blarneycastle.ie|Blarney Stone]] and gain the gift of eloquence. We have now joined them. No Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 20, 2017
  • Galway to Ennis, and Linda's Farm....Well, excitement abounded as we headed off in our trusty steed to Ennis! Today was going to be a long day, for more reasons that one. We are already at the stage of having more luggage than a family of Posted by Jochester71 in Ireland, Bordeaux,Champagne and Fat Duck | Jun 20, 2017
  • More experiencesOur first stop of the morning was [[https://www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com|House of Waterford Crystal]]. It is a bit sad that while the name remains the main stream crystal is not now made on site but rather in Slovakia. They only do custom pieces Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 20, 2017
  • KilkennyWe joined our bus tour and left Dublin and headed back south where we had come from. Our first stop was Kilkenny where we visited the castle, St Mary's church, the Black Abbey, and [[http://www.stcanicescathedral.ie|St Canice Cathedral]], which contained Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 19, 2017
  • DublinWe drove the car back to Dublin and checked in to our [[http://www.templebarhotel.com|hotel]]. There was a bit of a mix up with the hotels but in the end we seemed to have a nice room. We met up with some Posted by MaggieSyd in Our Adventures | Jun 14, 2017
  • Luck of the IrishOur arrival in Dublin was without fan fare and Ryanair delivered us safely a day before the baggage handlers and auxiliary staff went on rolling strikes. We also picked up our Avis car which was tad less speckie than our Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Dec 21, 2016
  • It Ran Out!We left Annascaul, after having lunch with Shea and the staff at the South Pole Inn, the original pub owned by the locally born Antarctic explorer Tom Crean. We had gone the previous day to visit his grave so it Posted by Toot'speak in Indochina Encompassed | Jan 1, 2017
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