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The December Gardens of Wicklow

December is fast approaching.  Are you thinking about Ireland, but you're not sure where to go or what it might be like?  Let me help with some options.  The first ... December Gardens in County Wicklow. I am heading back to Ireland in December.  I am going to base in County Wicklow for a significant… Continue reading The December Gardens of Wicklow

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A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s

The first time I heard of the Knockmealdown Mountains was the first morning in Ireland at breakfast. We were sitting next to an English couple and they were discussing the previous day's tour.  We must have had that 'where do we start' (a.k.a., deer in the headlight) look and took pity on us.  One thing that they… Continue reading A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s

County Waterford · Damp, Muddy & Happy · Ireland December 2012 · Monastery, Abbey, Church

St Declan’s Cathedral, Ardmore, County Waterford

After traipsing through church ruins, muddy paths and centuries-old graveyards, as well as the history lessons, I decided that I wanted to explore more of the same. So, Sunday I loaded up and headed towards Ardmore. The big decision is the best way to get there. The most direct route is through the Knockmealdown Mountains.… Continue reading St Declan’s Cathedral, Ardmore, County Waterford

Cities, Towns & Villages · County Limerick · Damp, Muddy & Happy · Ireland December 2012 · Tourist Sites

Adare, County Limerick

New Year's Day was spent with a drive through the country to Adare. When we were here in June, we drove through Adare on our way to Dingle Peninsula. We were fighting the time, so we only stopped long enough to gas up. Adare draws tourists and is one of the top places to visit… Continue reading Adare, County Limerick

County Tipperary · Damp, Muddy & Happy · High Crosses · Ireland December 2012

High Crosses, Ahenny, County Tipperary

Ahenny's high crosses are located on a monastic site called Kilclispeen. The two crosses, simply referred to as the North Cross and South Cross are beautiful. Both have 'caps' or 'bishop mitres', excellent Celtic knot work, and spiral patterns. It is thought that high crosses were a place to meet for religious ceremonies; or it… Continue reading High Crosses, Ahenny, County Tipperary