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Get on the Boat … Doolin, County Clare

I recently posted an image of Crab Island on my social media sites.  I thought ... a Doolin post! I have been twice and each time it doesn't disappoint.  This last time ... well, it was a bit of a doozy! If you are unfamiliar with Doolin, it is just a few miles north of the Cliffs… Continue reading Get on the Boat … Doolin, County Clare

Castle · Cities, Towns & Villages · Cottages · County Tipperary · Ireland December 2014 · Ireland June 2012 · Ireland September 2013 · Travel Blog

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

A December Ireland · Cities, Towns & Villages · County Dublin · Fall-ing for Ireland · Ireland December 2014 · Ireland September 2013 · Travel Blog

The Serenity of Malahide Harbour

'Landlocked' is a good adjective for me.  I am from the Midwest; raised in Wisconsin and currently calling Indiana my home. The Great Lakes have always been a relatively short drive, but they don't see to draw me.  Instead, I find that I am relaxed by rolling farmland and in awe of rugged mountains. In my… Continue reading The Serenity of Malahide Harbour

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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

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Mo Anam An Bhaile (My Soul’s Home)

Recently, I read the following phrase ... Mo Anam An Bhaile*.  Translated from Irish to English means My Soul's Home.  It resonated with me as a way to explain my continued desire to return to Ireland.  I find that as I arrive an internal compass kicks in; flickering in all directions and trying to point me… Continue reading Mo Anam An Bhaile (My Soul’s Home)