The freshly painted wooden shutters sigh a mild complaint as the morning sun pushes its way into the centuries old Irish room. Humming from the street below, the traffic signals a new work day in Newcastle West Ireland. Tucking under the cozy duvet, the ancient castle walls outside shimmer their greeting through our bedroom window. […]
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The giant maple trees restlessly shiver their autumn coat of red and orange in the heart of Dublin’s Trinity College. I wonder if I might be able to hide behind one of the massive tree trunks. Our travel companions rave about food tours done in far flung cities around the world. Having agreed to a […]
“Absolutely not!” Arriving at Ireland’s Blarney Castle my travel companions are unanimous. There will be no Blarney Stone kissing for me under any circumstances. Those who brush lips with the famed Blarney Stone are said to be given the gift of the gab. To speak with an eloquent voice and flatter those around them so […]
If Arthur Guinness could see it now. In 1759, when the father of 21 signed the 9000 year lease for his brewery, could he have imagined the scene? Visit Dublin declares this Dublin brewery tour the number one tourist attraction in all of Ireland. As the masses pour in to the seven story historical beer […]
“You know you will not actually find a leprechaun in Ireland right?” “Don’t’ be ridiculous! Of course I will at the very least glimpse a wee bearded fellow.” Hubby grins and begins planning ways to appear he does not recognize me during our travels in Ireland. “Now if I were a leprechaun I should love […]