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Category Archives: Ireland – Dublin and Publin’
My sister Libby and I boarded a plane for Ireland eight years ago this St. Patrick’s Day. It was definitely a bucket list trip. Our adventure was also the impetus for my first foray into blogging, which was intended solely … Continue reading
Five years ago today, my sister Lib had to cancel her annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Our hometown always has a big parade, and her apartment is right on the parade route, the perfect location for viewing and celebrating. She … Continue reading
It was Monday, after 5, and our last day in Ireland. We zipped along for about 10 miles toward Dublin on one of the few stretches of true highway in Ireland. And, of course, whenever you have true highway, you … Continue reading
Maynooth College Sorry I haven’t written in a while. When last we left our intrepid travelers, they were enjoying a light lunch and conversation with an Athlone teacher. After leaving the café, we navigated the narrow streets of Athlone, trying … Continue reading
We needed to get all the way across Ireland on that Monday, and wanted to leave time for shopping, church, dinner and pubbing in Dublin. We were stuck with the small, R roads so we couldn’t make great time. We … Continue reading
Do you remember the movie The Quiet Man? It starred John Wayne as an ex-boxer from America who moves to a little Irish town. He meets up with Maureen O’Hara and the sparks fly. Well, most of that movie was … Continue reading
Dear Friends, Sunday was another nice day, dry and in the 50s. We got up early despite being out half the night, and our landlady, Moira, laid out the usual, substantial spread. The night before we had asked her the … Continue reading
Dear Friends, At last report, Lib and I had met our cousin Mary and her partner, Alex, and were on our way to dinner. The restaurant was right on Galway Bay, and the boat used to catch our dinner was … Continue reading