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Nov 6, 2018 - Counterclockways around Ireland this time

In our 5 weeks in Ireland there have been many highlights including the Burren in Co Clare. 500sq-kms of vast cracked pavements of striated limestone with deep fissures, some catching soil but mostly barren, huge stand-alone boulders dumped in the glacial-era. Wild and windswept, real hardscrabble landscape but stunning. You can almost visualise the massive shifts in the earths crust written on the raw rocks. As I said, breathtaking. Down to Cahersiveen for a few days. On our last morning heard “Bring him Home” (out of Les Miserable, sung...

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Oct 19, 2018 - Budapest/Kilmuckridge Ireland/

Prior to arriving in Budapest we’d been given several appointments at our dental surgery. We thought the first one would be for general checking, x-rays etc but no, after an x-ray establishing I’d got enough bone in my lower jaw to house an implant I was whisked away and, 45mins later, came back with a “screw” implanted, sown up with 5 stitches. Peter then had his 2 screws fitted and, after being given a whole sheet of safety instructions, antibiotics, pain killers and mouthwash we were out of there. Worked really well for me particularly...

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Oct 5, 2016 - U.S. Bound

Okay people, this is my last entry for this fabulous adventure. My great travel agent rebooked me on flights leaving Dublin tomorrow morning (6 October) at 0955. That will put me in Wilmington around mid-afternoon. I hope that is sufficient time to do laundry, pack, order a new refrigerator, and scat out of town sometime in the morning of the 7th. At this point, I'm not sure where I will alight other than knowing I need to be in DC at High Noon on Monday, 10 October, and then continue my previously set up local itinerary for the next almost...

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Oct 5, 2016 - Wexford

I am now in Wexford, which is in southeastern Ireland, not too far from Waterford. This is to be my second to the last stop, with Dublin to be the last. The term "time flies" certainly seems appropriate to this trip. I know I have accomplished and seen much, but it almost feels as if I have only started the trip. As much as I have seen in the UK and Ireland, there is still a lot that I did not. For instance, I did not go to the southwest part of Ireland, Counties Kerry and Dingle nor the lovely town of Kinsale. There is even a small town of...

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Jan 5, 2016 - London

Had an amazing couple of days playing tourist in London, I think we have seen just about everything Piccadilly Circus, West End, Westminster Abbey, Tower bridge, Buckingham place and the changing of the guard, Hyde park, Princess Diana memorial, we had high tea at the tower bridge, dinner at Piccadilly Circus walked the zebra crossing at Abbey road studios and paid our respects to all those who have passed and are buried at Westminster Abbey which was just beautiful and quite moving and also in the last two days according to my iPhone we...

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Jan 2, 2016 - Wexford to Dun Laughire

After travelling from beautiful Tramore on the southern coast of Ireland we travelled to Wexford which was blustery and wet so bad that we checked into our hotel and had to stay there for the afternoon and evening. This morning we awoke to beautiful blue sky's and travelled the east coast through the most beautiful little villages including Acknow, Wicklow and many others the little villages and towns along the way are quite indescribable, the hills, farms and greenery are stunning. Yesterday after leaving Tramore we ran out of road and had...

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Sep 12, 2015 - New Ross and the Dunbrody famine ship

New Ross is one of the ports where ships left for North America. The Dunbrody was a cargo ship that was converted to take steerage passengers one way, and return with cargo from Canada or the US. There were also 2 first class cabins. The steerage passengers were 6 or 8 to a bunk. The sanitation was non existant. Pee buckets would tip and then drip through into the provisions in the lower deck. Yikes! Headed down the road towards Cork city, aiming for Midleton, 10K or so before Cork. Stopped at a little place called Two Mile Inn, just off...

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Sep 11, 2015 - Gorey

Drove on to find a tire store since our tire was unrepairable. First little town we were looking for a garage. The road thru town was so narrow that cars were parked half on the sidewalk and you had to squeeze to get by. Then wham, our mirror was hit. And dagling! We found the garage, he couldn't fix the tire, but fixed the mirror. It just burst apart and the glass didnt fall. He sent us on to Gorey to the tire place to buy a new one. Gorey is a nice little town. Found a B&B called Carraigh View and headed out 3K. What a delight! A...

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Aug 28, 2015 - Fethard-on-Sea Castle

We drove to the nearest grocery store today for coffee and what did we find? Another castle. Everywhere you go around this area you find more and more interesting attractions. Today’s find was in the cool town of Fethard-on-Sea. Fethard-on-Sea was originally called Fethard but the name was changed following drownings at sea when the lifeboat Helen Blake capsized in 1914 on a service mission to the schooner Mexico off the Keeragh Islands. Nine of the lifeboat crew were drowned and five survived. I took a picture of the memorial in town, but...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Cape Cod of Ireland

We are enjoying this fabulous part of Ireland. Everywhere we drive we run into something else to explore. One of our first stops today was Carnivan Bay. Carnivan Bay is a lovely beach that offers good protection from winds due to the height of its headland. Where we stopped we could see people down on the beach, we were looking from high above. We saw several warning about dangerous cliffs. We walked to the end of the path and were shocked at what we saw. It was beautiful and the winds were so strong Jerry almost lost his hat. :-) You could...

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Aug 25, 2015 - Hook Head Lighthouse

We visited the incredible Hook Head Lighthouse today in Wexford. It has served sailors and shipping for 800 years, apart from a short closure during the 17th century. It is thought to be one of the oldest operational lighthouses in the world. When the Tower of Hook became fully automated in 1996 and no longer needed resident keepers, it was decided to celebrate its uniqueness by opening it to the public. This is one of the most outstanding lighthouses we have ever visited. The cliffs and the sea around it are incredible. We saw signs...

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Aug 24, 2015 - Drive To Wexford

We loaded the car and left Dalkey early this morning. We drove about two hours to Wexford to our cabin in the woods. The drive was absolutely beautiful. We saw so many farms with sheep and cows high on the green grass hills. We drove though beautiful towns where we saw strawberries farms with strawberries for sale all along the roads. We stopped and got a great deal, a basket of strawberries, a huge jar of strawberry jam and Irish potatoes for 8 Euros. We had strawberries for dessert after dinner, they were delicious. When we arrived at...

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