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An Ireland’s Ancient East Ambassador

There are more than a few people that are always encouraging me to go to Ireland’s west coast. When they discover that I create a 'home base' in the southeast, east, Midlands and south central Ireland … well, they look confused.  You can see their minds racing, almost thinking, how could someone go to Ireland and not… Continue reading An Ireland’s Ancient East Ambassador

Bits & Baubles · Ireland December 2015 · Kindness of Strangers · The Lists · Travel Blog

Ireland … No Need to Apologize for the Rain!

If you are traveling to Ireland, there is one ‘must have’ in that suitcase … an umbrella. If you want to be really savvy; pack a raincoat, too. There are times you can use both. For December 2015, an ark would have been a good addition. If only it would have fit in my carry-on.… Continue reading Ireland … No Need to Apologize for the Rain!

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Ireland Still Surprises Me

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

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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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Ireland & Romance

Powerscourt Estate, in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, offers photo walks throughout the year with landscape photographer Fran Bryne (Fran Byrne Photography). I was fortunate to participate in one of those walks in June 2014.  It was during this time that I borrowed this special moment. As we began to wander around the grounds, I wasn't quite sure what… Continue reading Ireland & Romance