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My Love Affair with Cahir, County Tipperary

Cahir, County Tipperary, is one of my favorite places in Ireland.  Traveling to Ireland without stopping in Chair for a few hours seems ... well, wrong.  In fact, in December 2014, while basing in County Wicklow, I heard Cahir's 'call' loud and clear.  Enough that I drove more than two hours and stayed the night, just so that… Continue reading My Love Affair with Cahir, County Tipperary

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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

Ireland in 3,585km · Ireland June 2012

3,585 Kilometers

… and not a dent or ding! It was still an ugly, orange BMW when we returned it Our paperwork, since we weren't paying attention to the miles at first, show us starting at 9,055km. Our ending number was 12,642km. And about 70% of this was 'R' roads or the 'backroads'. Two lane ... Barely.… Continue reading 3,585 Kilometers

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Hore Abbey, Cashel, County Tipperary

We accidently found Hore Abbey our first day in Ireland. We were looking for our bed and breakfast, but instead of turning right, I turned left. That was also the first of many 'turnarounds'. I was the tempted to get out of the car, but were running on 30 hours without sleep. Our priority was… Continue reading Hore Abbey, Cashel, County Tipperary

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Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary

What is the saying? Something about never going to the sights in one's backyard.... Cashel became our 'home' away from home for two weeks. Everywhere we looked, there were signs or photos of the Rock of Cashel. We had driven by it a couple of times, but had both agreed that it wasn't on our… Continue reading Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary