I am getting ready to head back to Ireland. So, it's that time for the top, pre-vacation question. You are going back to Ireland ... again? It is then followed by ... why? There are some funs answers (50 Reasons Why I Return to Ireland), but the ones that really matter are still difficult to… Continue reading Ireland Still Surprises Me
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
The Coastal Cottage Ruin
Black Castle in Wicklow, County Wicklow, is a great ruin. I almost missed it. As I was heading out of Wicklow, I decided to pull into a golf course. The green land and the deep blue of the Irish Sea was calling to me. As I took some photographs, I noticed a castle ruin in… Continue reading The Coastal Cottage Ruin
Swiss Cottage, Cahir, County Tipperary
After our tour of the Cahir Castle, we drove over to the Swiss Cottage. The two are linked through ownership. It was built in the early 1800's and is considered an ornamental cottage. It is one of the only cottages like this left in Europe. It was only used for entertaining and has a whimsical… Continue reading Swiss Cottage, Cahir, County Tipperary
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