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Oct 3, 2016 - Pottery

We are going to visit Belleek Pottery which happens to be just literally feet over the border in Northern Ireland. Another factory and gift shop, while outnumbered the guys are wondering when we will be stopping at a hardware store!! Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and uses Pound Sterling as its currency rather then tHe Euro which the republic of Ireland uses. Doesn't matter, we have some cash we brought from home and the credit cards always work. We take an interesting guided tour that takes one piece, a vase through the...

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May 6, 2016 - Update

Without good wifi for a couple of days and busy schedule so haven't been able to upload pics. Currently with cousin Lynn in Bellanalleck, Enniskillin, Co Fermanagh. Beautiful day today. Sightseeing tomorrow and Wayne doesn't have to drive so he can really have a good look around at the country.

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Jun 22, 2015 - Ireland - Marble Arch Caves

Since Tonni & Sean had not been in the area too long there were many sites they were hoping to see as well. Marble Arch Caves was a site they had been to but the caves themselves were not open on their previous visit. The drive was another scenic one along the west side of Lough Erne. We missed the most direct turn-off to the caves (who cares?) and continued to Enniskillen then worked our way back down. Both Enniskillen and the Geopark are in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. We have it on good authority that many of Don's family on his...

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May 26, 2015 - May 26th County Fermanagh

May 26th - Enniskillen, County Fermanagh Yesterday afternoon, we drove from Belfast, west to County Fermanagh. This is the first time I have been to the birthplace of our ancestor, James Granary, who emigrated to Canada around the year 1800. After my grandfather, Harold, passed away in 1964, I remember my Dad talking about having some Irish heritage but it was only stories passed down through the generations and Dad wasn't really sure if it was true. (Although he celebrated St.Patrick's Day like a true Irishman ;) I have been to the...

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Sep 10, 2014 - Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

On our way to Lough Erne Resort, we stopped in Belleek to visit the famous Belleek Pottery Museum and Shop. Belleck is a border town with its Northern Ireland section located on the north side of the river and its Ireland section located on the southern side. Here we are in the middle of the bridge with Jan in Ireland and Harman in Northern Ireland. Photo 1 The world famous Belleek Pottery Ltd., a porcelain company that began trading in 1884, is located in the Northern Ireland section of Belleek. The factory produces porcelain that is...

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Apr 28, 2012 - Derry to Belfast, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede

Facebook album links - anyone can view the album of photos, copy and paste these links: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151550379235707.838322.746395706&type=1&l=4069052479 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151579999750707.841507.746395706&type=3&l=d383581dc7 Friday 27th Day 5: Galway – Enniskillen We are on the road again with a new bus and a new driver. It is a smaller, 20 seater bus, with a couple of tables, some rear facing seats and a fridge (could have brought that food with us, at least it leaves more room for...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Galway / Enniskillen

A scenic drive through Maumturk Mountains/Joyce Country (Maam Cross & Maam Bridge) to Leenana, where we stopped off at Gaynor's Bar (which had a fire place actually going) for an authentic Irish coffee and baileys coffee.....Yummo, the Irish coffee was rather strong!  Here Dan also tried his luck with an Irish scratchy ticket, winning €10......luck of the Irish! A drive past and story told of Croagh Patrick.  A mountain, also know as the Reek.  It was on Croagh Patrick that Ireland's patron saint fasted for 40 days and nights, where he...

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Jun 9, 2011 - Achill Island

Decided not to go into Galway City as a little too cold for me. We head up the highway into County Mayo and onto Achill Island – hardly an island, a bitumen road and a small bridge and we are there. Really beautiful coast and the Atlantic was somnolent today. Apparently the highest sea cliffs in Europe. No sea birds to be seen but some lovely sandy beaches and many coves covered in huge stones so the seas must get ferocious sometimes. And inland, high rolling granite and peat mountains with the ubiquitous black faced woolly ewes and perky...

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May 29, 2011 - Across the Irish Sea

Windy and showery again. We make our way into Scotland and travel to Cairnryan. This is where we catch our ferry to Larn in Northern Ireland (as in the bit that still belongs to Britain). We chose this port as we can catch a ‘fast ferry’ (we think made by Uncle Bob although we cannot find a plate to confirm this) the trip only lasting 1 hour – and that is long enough for me. The trip is not as bad as I feared it might be given the wind. We arrive just after four in the afternoon and disembark and head off on the A8 destination Enniskillen....

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Apr 1, 2009 - Northern Ireland

Welcome to Northern Ireland- In years past when Marty would visit, you would definitely have known when you crossed into Northern Ireland, with armed guards and car searches. These days are thankfully long gone. We didn't even realize when we had crossed the border. We have visited Uncle Hillery and Aunt Maude and cousin Joan and her 4 great kids. Uncle Hillery took us on a history tour yesterday, we visited where the Kinahans lived, went to school, sheds Pat had built, where they played, went to church...it was great! Marty has gone to 2...

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Jul 11, 2004 - Ireland - Enniskillen - The Orange Order

July 12th was my birthday. I wasn't sure why, but it was also a public holiday in Northern Ireland. I thought they were just planning a big birthday celebration for me (thank you Ireland!) but eventually I found out the truth ... July 12th was the day the Battle of the Boyne was won in 1690, and the Orange Order still celebrates the victory to this day. The Battle of the what? and the Orange who? Okay, so how many of you know what they are? Well, I don't see too many hands up in the air, so it appears I'm not the only less-than-brilliant...

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