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Jun 14, 2019 - Limerick

The visit to Blarney Castle began in the rain. Some of the group climbed to the Blarney stone and some of those bent over backwards to kiss it. I was not one of them. Did they gain the gift of eloquence as promised? What happens in Ireland, stays in Ireland. The grounds there are lovely even in the rain. Kilflynn Church is a freestanding Board of First Fruits style Church of Ireland church, built in 1812. The rain disappeared on our way to lunch at a working Irish farm belonging to Paddy and Margaret Fenton and their son and his wife,...

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May 22, 2018 - Another day in Killarney

Another day in Killarney It’s a beautiful morning, the suns shining but still really cool and fresh. We are off on the Jaunting cars through the national park. Really breath taking, sally the horse got in to a lovely canter.. made me smile a lot.. saw a few wild deer too. Spending the day travelling around the Ring of Kerry, very pretty scenery.. I’m needing a bit of discipline with all the cashmere coats !! So stunning . I’m not exercising the same discipline when it comes to an Irish coffee at 10am.. winner winner !! It was really nice...

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Europe Holiday 2018

May 21, 2018 - Killarney

Killarney Raining today, it’s duck weather hehe!! The last big battle for the Jacobites was In Limerick, and wait another castle!! (king Johns castle ) stopped at a little village called Adare which was really very stunning with thatched roofed cottages, I could have stayed there all day!!! Then off again ... We arrived in Killarney around lunch time and are having time at leisure !! So relaxing!! And a really nice room .. Just a short one today !!!

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Europe Holiday 2018

May 20, 2018 - Galway to Limerick

Galway to Limerick Travelling down the west of Ireland today to limerick, it’s our first day of drizzly rain !! We’ve been so lucky the weather so far has been stunning! Seeing very different countryside and housing with small winding streets built over peat so you can imagine very soft and bumpy! Stopped in a little village for coffee called Cong where the Guinness family came from and built a castle called Ashford Castle, now off to have lunch in Galway.. ( where Ed Sheeran started his career from busking on the streets) its a bustling...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Apr 20, 2017 - Adare and Lough Gur

Up reasonably early, we were on N21 heading north-east towards Limerick. We passed by Desmond Castle in Newcastle West--an awesome sight as it appeared intact. We stopped at Adare to see the Abby, the thatch cottages and the ruins of the Fitzgerald castle. The thatch cottages were built in the 1800's by the Dunraven family to house their villagers. Nowadays they house restaurants and craft shops. They appear to be in good repair. The Dunraven family lived in the Manor now being turned into a hotel The Abby seems in good repair and is large....

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Isle of Shamrocks

Sep 30, 2016 - Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Off to an 0800 start again with a two hour ride, the Cliffs of Moher on tap for this afternoon. We travel through countryside where the 1990 film "The Field" staring Richard Harris was made. We arrive at the Foynes Flying Boat Museum about 10:00. Foynes was selected as the European terminus for the flying boat airplanes of the 30' and 40's. The museum is housed in the original terminal building and contains a number of interesting artifacts. It has the only full size replica of a Boeing B314 flying boat in existence; no originals remain....

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Jul 21, 2016 - Killarney - Adare - Limerick

Due to the way the bus seat rotation system works both Mum and Dad and Michael and I ended up with the front seats of the coach today! We left our hotel in Killarney and drove to Killorglin on Dingle Bay. From there we joined the spectacular Ring of Kerry for a 160km panoramic drive around the island's south-western tip. Unfortunately the weather was against us today and it was quite wet and foggy and cool for a lot of the day. The scenery was still amazing. Once we completed the Ring of Kerry drive we drove to Adare where we stopped for a...

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Willos UK Trip

Oct 28, 2015 - Bunratty and Kerry

On the 28th we left for Bunratty Castle and Hotel: http://www.bunratty.ie/. Along the way we visited the Cliffs of Moher, and it was a beautiful sight. The sky was clear, the air chilly. We also passed through Doolin, and Mary and I bought our Irish wool sweaters there. The coastline was beautiful, and we took many back roads, which are charming (narrow too !). We arrived at the Bunratty Castle and settled in for the night. We had a nice dinner at Durty Nelly's and searched for some evening music. http://www.durtynellys.ie/. Mary and Eric...

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Ireland Travels 2015

Jun 13, 2015 - Ireland - Limerick, Adare & Killarney

Although out hotel was slightly south of Limerick, we headed back into town for a look-see before we headed for Adare. One of the attractions in Adare was the row of thatched cottages. Oh!Oh! Fire! Within the week preceding our visit a fire had destroyed 3 of the units in one of the rows. I don't know how the firemen ever managed to save the remaining one. Adare was our lunch stop and as we explored a little we went through the Trinitarian Priory, now known as Holy Trinity Abbey. It was decorated for a wedding later in the day. A little...

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Jun 12, 2015 - Ireland - Burren, Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle

Today we headed for Limerick via Galway Bay, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. We arrived in Limerick in good time as we scheduled for the early feast at Bunratty Castle. We were lucky enough to be selected Lord & Lady for the medieval feast. We enjoyed drinks as the Lord & Lady were introduced to all the guests. We lead the guests to the dining room and approved the wine. Don chose a guest to test the food. He survived so his Lordship approved the food. The only utensil provided was a dagger so the soup was drunk directly from the bowl and...

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May 26, 2015 - Blarny, Adare and Galway

Visited Blarney Castle House and Gardens. Castle OK. Gardens beautiful. All the azaleas and rhododendrons in full bloom. And YES it was another warm sunny day. WOWWW!!!! On the way north to Galway we stopped at the quaint village of Adare. Thatched roof cottages down the main street.Tidy little gardens tucked behind walled front yards. Continued on to Galway, which is a bustling good size city. Guess I prefer the smaller little villages and towns. Galway sits on beautiful Galway Bay. Walked along the promenade along the bay and beach....

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Apr 22, 2014 - Limerick

Our first stop on our way from Dublin to Limerick was at the National Irish Stud Farm, the birthplace of most of Ireland’s great racing horses and St Flachras, a beautiful Japanese Garden. If we had any questions about breeding horses, we don’t now. Next, we passed through Tipperary and saw the castle on top of The Rock of Cashel (a long story) and then on into Limerick. Our dinner there was in Knappogue Castle that was a drive way out of town. The present owners have tried to keep it as original as possible with the great room having a...

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