County Kildare · Damp, Muddy & Happy · Ireland January 2013 · Tourist Sites

Newbridge Silverware, Newbridge, County Kildare

Three days left and I am back to this summer's dilemma ... No gifts. In fact, I was planning on completing some Christmas shopping. As of this moment, I have my sweater and socks. I also bought three skeins of yarn; it allowed me to buy something to bring home. So which direction? South to… Continue reading Newbridge Silverware, Newbridge, County Kildare

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St John’s Church and Mortuary Chapel, Tubrid, County Tipperary

I have been amazed daily by the weather.  We started the day with sunshine and beautiful, blue skies.  By the time we stopped in Tubrid, the day had turned grey and it looked like it could rain any minute.  It also gave a 'foreboding' look to the afternoon; quite appropriate for a church ruin and… Continue reading St John’s Church and Mortuary Chapel, Tubrid, County Tipperary

Damp, Muddy & Happy · Driving · Ireland December 2012 · Ireland January 2013

The Car II

This is for those that want to know about the 'car'. One of the best memories we have from June is the ugly orange BMW. We were expecting one that was old and full of dents; definitely not orange. This time around … not a BMW, not orange, and still no dents and dings. As… Continue reading The Car II

Cities, Towns & Villages · County Tipperary · Damp, Muddy & Happy · Ireland December 2012 · Ireland January 2013 · Landscapes

Newcastle, County Tipperary

As I was heading out to the market in Newcastle, both fog and clouds were beginning to break over the Knockmealdown Mountains. As I drove down the road, I pulled over a few times to take pictures. --- Once in Newcastle, there was a small graveyard with church ruins. Location via Google Maps:

Damp, Muddy & Happy · Introductions · Ireland December 2012 · Ireland January 2013

Returning to Ireland

Yes... I am returning to Ireland. I had a wonderful time this summer. If I could use one word to describe June, I would use "saw". As my vacation wound down, I simply felt like I wasn't finished. Sara and I saw A LOT! We put over 2,200 miles on that ugly, orange car. My… Continue reading Returning to Ireland