Ireland – Day 8: Part I

Day 8: Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, Jaunting Car, Killarney National Park I’ve been dragging my feet blogging about our last day, because I’m not ready for the reminiscing to be over! However, as anyone who follows me on Facebook may know already, I’m plotting a new book set in Ireland (historical, which is something newContinue reading “Ireland – Day 8: Part I”

Ireland – Day 7

Day 7: Cliffs of Moher in high winds, the Rock Shop, Ross Castle, Druid’s Circle in Kenmare and Baileys’ Cheesecake! The morning was bright and blustery with gale-force winds, as predicted. Still, we’d only walked along the Cliffs of Moher in one direction the evening before, so we wanted to start off in the otherContinue reading “Ireland – Day 7”

Ireland – Day 6

Day 6: Dunguaire Castle, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ailwee Caves and Birds of Prey Center, Cliffs of Moher, Medieval Feast at Bunratty Castle We had another very full day ahead of us and so, sadly, couldn’t wait for Dunguaire Castle to open and only had the opportunity to view it externally, though this wasContinue reading “Ireland – Day 6”

Ireland – Day 4: Part 2

Day 4: Neolithic Passage Tombs in County Leitrim and Westport, County Mayo We did have a very nice lunch at the tea room, as advertised, and then went on a search for neolithic passage tombs in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim…. Now, it was a wonder we’d heard about these tombs at all. I saw them listedContinue reading “Ireland – Day 4: Part 2”

Ireland – Day 4: Part 1

Day 4: Donegal Castle, The Dubliners (sadly not in person), Rossnowlagh Beach and Yeats’ Grave We started today with a leisurely walk (and shopping!) around the town of Donegal, seat of the county of Donegal. When we’d killed enough time and spent enough money, we hared off to the castle there, which was built aroundContinue reading “Ireland – Day 4: Part 1”

Ireland – Day 3 Evening

Interlude: evening of Day 3: Napoleonic anchor and Franciscan Abbey in Donegal Town I realized in going over my pictures from the trip that I neglected to post about the end of day three, which involved the anchor from a Napoleonic ship and might…hypothetically…have involved us jumping a stone wall when we somehow missed theContinue reading “Ireland – Day 3 Evening”

Ireland – Day 2: Giant’s Causeway, The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Bonamargy Friary

Day 2: Giants Causeway, The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Bonamargy Friary This was one of the great days, even though we got off to the wrong start. We programmed Ballymoney into the GPS to head toward the Dark Hedges (from Game of Thrones) and were pleased to see that our destination was only an hour away. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Ireland – Day 2: Giant’s Causeway, The Carrick-a-Rede Bridge, Bonamargy Friary”

Ireland Journal – Day 1: Dublin

Every time my family and I do an international trip, I journal.  I can’t help myself.  Partly I do it because so many people ask, but mostly so that I can remember names and places years later and so that I’m encouraged to look things up and learn more.  I hope you enjoy! Day 1:Continue reading “Ireland Journal – Day 1: Dublin”