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Join Me?

Benches ... they are everywhere in Ireland. They are located around many venues for those that need a place to wait on their companions. If you have been walking for a distance, they are an excellent opportunity to take a break and catch your breath. You even see them on front lawns as you are… Continue reading Join Me?

Castle · County Offaly · Fall-ing for Ireland

So Close … Charleville Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly

You know the old saying about not seeing the 'sights' in the town you live in .... Well, it is the same as using a home base on vacation. It happened in 2012 while we stayed in Cashel. We almost did not tour the Rock of Cashel. It happened again Tullamore, except this time I… Continue reading So Close … Charleville Castle, Tullamore, County Offaly

Castle · County Offaly · Fall-ing for Ireland · High Crosses

Kinnitty High Cross, County Offaly

Tt took two attempts to find this one ... Kinnitty High Cross. Driving to Birr, I saw the signs for Kinnitty and made a note. On the way home, I found myself on a local road; winding towards the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Once in Kinnitty, I located the primary church. After spending twenty minutes combing… Continue reading Kinnitty High Cross, County Offaly

Castle · County Offaly · Fall-ing for Ireland · Ireland September 2013

Birr Castle Demesne, Birr, County Offaly

Always remember the umbrella.  You would think that by now, I wouldn't forget.  I can tell you that after my morning at Birr Castle, my umbrella found its way permanently into the camera bag. My first full day in County Offaly and I decided to take is a bit slow.  My first week was a 'runner',… Continue reading Birr Castle Demesne, Birr, County Offaly