Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2017’

Featured Image Stream Glencar Waterfall

Ireland: Road trip! Exploring Sligo, Yeats’ Grave, and Glencar Waterfall

August 21 – 27, 2016 We arrive in Sligo around dinner time on a grey Sunday evening. Jill, Zephy, and I are headed for a small cottage we’ve rented just 15 minutes’ drive outside Sligo. It’s a quick walk from the train station to the grocery store, where I insist we stock up on groceries before catching a taxi out …

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Sunset 3 Cork Lough Ireland Taken 8.10.16 By FF

Ireland: To Every Thing There is a Season

August 24 & 25, 2016 It is a glorious summer afternoon in the West Country. Puffy white clouds scud across a brilliant blue sky. Raspberry bushes laden with ripe berries line one side of the road, and cows graze on the other. Every now and then a pungent country smell wafts over us: fresh-cut hay, a barn airing in the …

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Gold Horde Musem Of Archaeoloy Ireland Taken 8.20.16 By FF

Ireland: Dublin Revisited: Celtic Gold, Bog Bodies, and the Chester Beatty Library

August 18 – 21, 2016 The National Museum of Archaeology is one of my favorite places in Dublin. It’s free (always a plus) and its collections include prehistory, Celts, Vikings, church history, and much more. There’s even an exhibit on ancient Egypt and Cyprus! Like the Book of Kells, I’ve been here before. I know Zephy’s interest in museums and …

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Geraldine Castle 3 Maynooth Ireland Taken 8.19.16 By FF

Ireland: Dublin Revisited: Maynooth University, Geraldine Castle, and the Book of Kells

August 18 – 21, 2016 It’s a grey, raining off and on kind of afternoon as our train rolls west through the Irish countryside. Across the small train table, Jill is reading and watching the passing scenery. Zephy’s reading next to me, while I attempt to write some post cards. It feels good to travel with friends, good to let …

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