Tag Archives: Ireland

Over the Wall

I didn’t take this picture; found it in my archives and thought it was funny. In 2005 my daughter was studying in Ireland for a semester.  One of her friends took this picture of her going over the wall. It … Continue reading

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Johnnie Fox’s Pub

Nothing says, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” better than Johnnie Fox’s Pub in the Wicklow Mountains south of Dublin.  Definitely a destination place — you reach Johnnie’s at the top of a mountain by a steep, narrow winding road.  It’s not … Continue reading

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WTF!?

Texting is another whole language.  My wife got a smart phone for Christmas; she wanted to maintain contact with the teenage grandchildren who communicate solely through their phones.  Verbal conversation is sooo yesterday–texting is the first language of teens. She … Continue reading

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Easter Tradition

Once in a while you have to break tradition.  Typically, our Easter is celebrated with the entire family gathered for a special Easter Dinner.   But, one Easter Sunday we found ourselves alone in Ireland, traveling south from Dublin to … Continue reading

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Powerscourt Estate

In a previous post I talked about pet cemeteries, namely the one I found at Powerscourt Estate near Dublin, Ireland.   This is a panoramic view of the Powerscourt Estate, compliments of Wikipedia.  (In case you’re wondering, the pet cemetery … Continue reading

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Pet Cemetery

Ever have a pet cow?  Ever have two pet cows?  Ever bury a cow in a pet cemetery?  Ever bury two cows in the same plot in a pet cemetery?  (Geez, can this story get any more weird?) I discovered … Continue reading

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Irish Roots

Just north of Killarney, Ireland, along the main road to Limerick, is the former manor of Lord Headley.  He was a British nobleman, given Irish land by the British king for his loyal service to the Crown, blah, blah, blah.  The … Continue reading

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