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Sep 28, 2019 - The Cliffs of Moher

After quite a long drive from Galway, and fortified with a good lunch we stopped at the ‘main attraction’ of the day, at least for me. The Cliffs of Moher. They run about 9 miles and are over 350 fee high. Every year about 15 people die from falls here. Most of the walks for viewing the Cliffs are protected by large slabs but farther up the slope there is only a dirt track, very muddy and slick from all the rain. I saw many fools standing on the cliff edge for selfies. But views were spectacular! I can’t imagine there any better 2 feet...

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Jun 17, 2019 - Off to Co. Clare for a Few Days

We have decided to head to Co. Clare for a few days away. Weather looks like it might be nice to take the ferry to the Aran Islands so here we go. We made our first stop in Ennis, visited the tourist center, found a nice place for lunch, and stopped by the Ennis Cathedral, aka The Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul. A beautiful church, but I had left my camera in the car and it was too far to walk back to the parking area, so phone pictures must suffice. From there, we made our way to Lisdoonvarna, where my sister had rented a house for a few...

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Adventures for 2019

Jun 12, 2019 - Cliffs of Moher

From today’s itinerary sheet: Cliffs of Moher & Lahinch Leave Dingle via the dramatic Conor Pass with dramatic drops, encroaching cliffs at every turn. Cross the River Shannon by ferry to leave the South West behind. We enter county Clare now, home to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park. Today we will explore the cliffs by foot and let the fresh air and dramatic coastline embrace us! Spend the evening in the most welcoming and colorful village of Doolin and had a pub dinner with live Irish music and adult...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Ferry Across The Shannon, The Fitzergeralds and The Cliffs of Moher

Ferrying across the Shannon River, the longest in Ireland, on a crisp, clear June morning . . . Can’t get any better than that! It was a lazy day winding down country roads with singing competitions (the front of the bus vs the back of the bus, the back won.) and arriving at Ballynacally, Shirley’s ancestral home, the Fitzgeralds and a winner of The Tidy Town Award. With John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” and the bus singing as we pulled in, Shirley was thrilled beyond words. She was touched and a bit overwhelmed. A quick walk...

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Jun 2, 2018 - Driving the coast

It's been a busy couple of days, sorry we did not post June 1st. Finally getting in a routine, Pam & Jeff take a walk while Bun sleeps in. Pam makes coffee and plans the days route, Jeff loads the car and Bun stays out of the way. We've enjoyed great breakfast each morning then stop along the way for lunch and a pint of Guinness. Pubgrub for dinner, lots of seafood and Guinness stew. We are getting fat!!!!

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Apr 25, 2018 - The Cliffs of Moher

The first two pictures are the view from the front of out B&B, Glasha Meadows in Doolin, Ireland. Neither does justice to the vistas. The Atlantic is much more visible in person and the sheep do not blend into the rocks when you watch them, as they do in the photograph. Here's the link to the B&B https://www.glashameadows.com/#home in case anyone should want to follow our any part of our path. I would recommend any of the places that we have stayed. They were all quite nice with very similar foods, décor and guidelines. This particular one...

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Ireland 2018

Apr 24, 2018 - Bunratty Castle

In weather that was closer to what we had anticipated in Ireland in April, we headed for Doolin, just a few miles from the Cliffs of Moher. That is to say it was 10 degrees c and misting rain. The drive was mostly on two lane roads, with maybe 1/4 of the drive on M7. We’ll note speak yet of the final 5 kilometers. We arrived at the entrance to Bunratty Castle about 70 kilometers before our ultimate destination and decided the weather as dreary as it was, was more acceptable than putting the visit off until our return trip to Dublin or...

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Ireland 2018

Oct 16, 2017 - Dublin/Kilmuckridge/Kilcrohane/Durrus/Ennistymon

Caught the local bus from Dublin Airport to Gorey where Michael picked us up. Michael is Peter’s mate from donkey’s years ago – they met in London when they both worked at the Dorchester Hotel and Michael and Maura (his wife) have stayed in contact with the whole family who he met on subsequent visits to Australia. Well, after our exploits at Stansted Airport with us all aflutter with brotherly love, things only got better. First the bus driver (from Manchester) with an extremely ripe sense of humour being unmercifully teased by two older...

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Aug 27, 2017 - Day 16 Cliffs of Moher, Alliwee caves and Spanish Point

Traveling through Lahinch to the Cliffs of Moher. Lahinch is one of the top 10 golf courses in Ireland with no carts allowed on the course as it would be too dangerous. The Cliffs are completely fogged in and unfortunately didn't clear in time for our departure. Michael points out the road sign for The Trump golf course purchased shortly before his run for President. His son in law has been in Ireland a few times the last few years as he is trying to get approval to build a wall to stop the sea from eroding the golf course. So far he has no...

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Oct 14, 2016 - All Good Things Must Come to an End

We mentioned that we stayed about 15 minutes from the airport leaving the house about 8am. Went to turn in the rental but the site was closed. We had to turn in the car keys to the desk at the arrivals terminal. We checked our baggage with Delta first, Irish immigration is there in the queue to check passports. Boarding passes in hand and no overweight luggage!! Delta calls for assistance for Judi and our porter Jerry arrives. Off to Enterprise we go. We took max insurance on the car so we are responsible for no more than $250 for the...

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Oct 13, 2016 - Our Last Tourist Splurge

We are spending to night at another Airbnb location in Bunratty, County Claire, about 15 minutes from Shannon Airport from which we depart at 11:40am tomorrow. It is about a 3 hour drive from Schull and the room will not be available until after 5pm so we have plenty of time for a leisurely trip. After saying goodbye to Betty & Connie we are on the road about 11am. We have no choice but to stay on secondary roads for a good part of the trip. That is OK, we see some areas we have not traveled through and stop for lunch in a nice busy little...

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Oct 13, 2016 - Final Night

Our room is just around the block and our hostess Gosia greats us, she shows us our room and then we engage in conversation. It starts off about the trip talking about ourselves and finding out that Gosia is from Poland and works for an american company. Everyone here is very concerned about our election next month. When we first talked to Connie in West Cork he told us he had watched the last debate. In Ireland it started at 2AM!! Gosia did the same thing, these are only two examples; there have been more questions during the trip. We have...

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