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  • Making Plans, Getting Inspired[float=right][/float][float=right][/float]So I am trying to get comfortable using the features on this blog site. I hope to be able to show a few pictures as I blog to our family and friends back Posted by BetsyandJohn in Ireland 2016 | Feb 12, 2016
  • Ireland I[[http://www.travellerspoint.com/photos/gallery/users/Liamps/countries/Ireland/|Ireland photos]] Ireland, isn’t it just lovely? Oh yes, its grand. Its fecking gorgeous! The Irish people, a predominantly rural bunch, prefer to keep things rather simple Posted by Liamps in Liam's Globo Trip | Feb 12, 2016
  • 3 1/2 Weeks to Go !This trip to Ireland is starting to feel real! Only 3 1/2 weeks to go and lots of preparations have been made. We have our flight, our hotels / B&Bs, and car rental confirmed. We have our Posted by BetsyandJohn in Ireland 2016 | Feb 11, 2016
  • Day 1I can't believe it. After counting down the days for two months, today is the day I leave for Ireland! I've been looking forward to this trip for eternities, and I can't even begin to describe how excited I Posted by johannalhagdahl in My travel log | Nov 26, 2015
  • Pocket Irish Poetry[center][i]Still south I went and west and south again, Through Wicklow from the morning till the night, And far from cities, and the sights of men, Lived with the sunshine, and the moon’s delight. I knew the stars, the flowers, and the birds, The Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Nov 3, 2015
  • The 18th century FacebookIt’s our last full day in Ireland and it promises to be a rainy grey one. We take our time for breakfast and wonder what to do today besides taking on the longer drive towards Dublin. This time even Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 19, 2015
  • Hundreds of cars reflecting in the sunThe long drive is forgotten the next morning when a glorious blue sky awaits us. We meet Shane, Sineads husband, who’s making the breakfast. But once more, we are easy guests as the full Irish breakfast is just not our Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 18, 2015
  • 'Fonkie', the Dingle Bay dolphinPenny serves us our continental breakfast again and we are ready to continue our roadtrip to the Dingle peninsula. Unfortunately grey skies, so the views on the first part of the drive are rather misty. We are determent to spot Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 17, 2015
  • The ghost of Lord O' DonoghueIt’s raining. We’re alone at breakfast and take it slowly. Killarney National Park is waiting for us, but there’s no need to rush. Peggy advises us to start at the Muckross estate, just a few miles from her house. It’s Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 16, 2015
  • Chérie, ChérieMary is a quiet host. Born and raised in Kenmare. Left her hometown for some years to study and work in Dublin and then returned to the roots. “I’m a country girl”, she states. It seems the Irish B&B hosts Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 15, 2015
  • Stairway to heavenWould we like Guiness or coffee, Tosca’s husband jokes when we take a seat at the breakfast table. We stick to coffee and learn that our hosts have been living in Bantry since 1979, but it seems they didn’t take Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 14, 2015
  • "Look at that day!" This morning our hosts Valerie & Brian are cooking us breakfast. No open kitchen door here, there’s a bell to call out to them, and there’s quiet talking at the surrounding tabl Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 13, 2015
  • "The land of eternal youth" (Tir na Nog) In the morning we learn that our host is called Tom, nickname ‘Tommy”, also his wife tells us “My Tommy is a countryboy!”. Joan welcomes us in a loud but very warm way while she Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 12, 2015
  • "I thought I would never see my family again!"There’s no way for us to leave Kilbawn House anytime soon. Elizabeth serves us delicious maple sirup pancakes and we learn that she’s not a retired teacher but owned a pub for nearly 30 years and then opened the B&B Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 11, 2015
  • Kevin talked to the birdsThe day starts with grey skies. Yvonne greets us at breakfast. It seems part of her daily routine to have a chat with everyone, apologise for the Irish weather and hear what everyone is up to today. We ask her Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 10, 2015
  • Left! Left! Left!With a travel bag full of clothes (but trying to remain under the Ryanair limit of 15 kg...) to fit any type of weather, especially the rainy kind, I arrive in Dublin aiport. Ten days of travel adventure are waiting Posted by Petravs in Irish road trip 2015 | Aug 9, 2015
  • Heading South This next week will be a little of this and a little of that. Come along on the ride ===24-25 October 2015 === Roscommon Our first stop will be - Castlerea Roscommon. This was a genealogy stop for me. Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Nov 1, 2015
  • Northern Ireland===21 - 23 October 2015=== Jim was finally feeling a bit better so we headed east towards Belfast. Our plan was for a birthday dinner for Jim, take in the Titanic Museum and see a bit of Belfast. Belfast Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Oct 30, 2015
  • ...and More Ireland===15 - 20 October 2015=== One of the nice things about a home exchange is that you can take day trips and then head back, know where you'll be sleeping and also make a meal and relax. Some people have told Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Oct 30, 2015
  • More Ireland===13 October 2015=== I'm not sure if I explained this earlier but one of the reasons we ended up in Ireland was that we're doing a house exchange. A couple from a small town in County Donegal (Raphoe) is exchanging Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Oct 26, 2015
  • Ireland===11 Oct 2015=== Our trip from Amsterdam to Dublin was effortless. Bags arrived quickly and we were through Passport Control - no problem. Brian, our house exchange hosts son lives in Dublin and he brought the car to Posted by pjburke in It's the Journey....not the Destination | Oct 26, 2015
  • Goodbye IrelandWe have had the most delightful time in Ireland. The last few days have just flown by but have been filled with walking and driving through the countryside, visiting churches, castles, pubs, monasteries and amazing graveyards - one of which Posted by Bartolofamily in Overseas adventures | Oct 13, 2015
  • Ireland Our days in Ireland have been truly wonderful with so much to see and do and unfortunately it feels like such little time to do it all.......we have spent our days driving through country lane-ways, always amazed at the beauty Posted by Bartolofamily in Overseas adventures | Oct 11, 2015
  • Titanic MuseumThe day finally arrived for Ethan when he got to go to the Titanic Museum, a passion of his for the last couple of years now. He has always loved watching the movie and reading the book at Pa Stick's Posted by Bartolofamily in Overseas adventures | Oct 8, 2015
  • IrelandOn Sunday we touched down in Dublin and were so thrilled to see Nathan waiting at arrivals for us. Ethan ran exciting into his arms and Dave and Bec were very happy to see a friendly welcoming face. Nathan assisted Posted by Bartolofamily in Overseas adventures | Oct 6, 2015
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