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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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Jun 1, 2015 - Monday ~ Killarney to Shannon

Our last day. We took a ferry across the River Shannon to reach the Cliffs of Moher. It is a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. It was simply not a good day weather wise. When we arrived at Cliffs of Moher, it was a driving rain with 50-60 mph wind gust and at times sleet. Ahhh, good Ol' Irish weather- where you can have the four seasons within an hour. We geared up with layers, threw on our CIE plastic parkas, rushed out for a picture and back and then had lunch in our soaking wet pants. It WAS a...

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Nov 10, 2013 - It ended with a whimper

I was supposed to go watch the Rugby League last night, but when I came into Limerick I felt like a had a cold coming - scratchy through, runny nose, bit fevery - you know the symptoms, so I decided to take precautions. An early night, hot bath and a good sleep in, it did the trick and no cold the next day. I could just imagine being out there watching the footy in 7degree winds and soaked through - not my idea of fun! Anyway, I didn't miss much - Aussies won 50 to nil.

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Jun 1, 2012 - Heading Home to The USA

What a great trip. I love this country and I really hope they send me a note regarding the passport payment I owe them so that they can process my docuemnts instead of sending it all back to me. I know I said this 5 years ago, but I am a true Irish girl at heart and I fit in here. We run on the same schedule of 'I will get there', very little is a big deal and my physical appearance matches them; from the pale skin to the long calves with no definition until the Achilles tendon. However, I am also born and raised American, which means I...

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Sep 15, 2011 - 13th September 2011

My brother in law Frank kindly dropped us to the Shannon Airport; Moya located a wheel chair while Frank managed the bags, no sign of any help until we arrived at the boarding gate. What a quiet place Shannon has become, there were only 4 flight departing the evening of 13th September 2011. The Dublin Airport Authority must be delighted, great excuse to close the place down, the quicker the locals regain control the better. My passage through security was very fast, Moya had to wrestle with two bags and my crutches until eventually some...

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Aug 12, 2011 - Back to shannon

The next day traveled the width of Ireland (took about two hours) with a stop in another interesting town. Ended up at Louth Gur - a really old neolithic site - and visited a tunnel tomb (which an old woman used as a home in the 1830s - about two feet high and 15 long, five wide. A testament to the poverty of Ireland under the British) and ended up at a stone circle believed to have been constructed about 4000 BC. Met the farmer who owns the field and had a great chat - then tried to visit another circle, but it was guarded by a herd of...

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Aug 8, 2011 - Arrival

The first day we went to "The Burren" - an area south of Galway bay known for its barren landscape, profuse flowers, and many neolithic and later sites. Visited the Cliffs of Mohur - 200 meters high and quite dramatic - then to Kilfanora to look at some of the original Irish "High Crosses" dating from about 1000. Then a reconstructed stone fort from about 800 AD and a neolithic tomb entrance from 1000 BC. All of this was immediately after the flight - so by the arrival at the B&B (after stopping in a pub for some Guinness and directions) I...

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Apr 28, 2011 - Shannon To Galway

After a day of travel flying from Sacramento to Denver, Denver to Newark, and Newark to Shannon (Ireland), we were ready to begin the adventure. The weather was a little foggy as we approached our rental car. The driving adventure was about to begin. We were prepared for the steering wheel being on the opposite side of the car, but what was all of this damage to our little Ford car? The left side of the car was somewhat scratched and dented and a taillight was broken out. We had been told that drivers who were new to driving on the left...

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May 8, 2008 - Shannon - Where the River Shannon Flows

Due to the time difference and the length of the flight, it’s the next day when we arrive in Ireland. I had texted my sister about our delay and she and Timmie were there when we walked out of the Immigration and Customs Hall. Shannon Airport is very quiet that time of day and our delayed arrival put us in good shape to avoid traffic through Limerick City. It’s only about 1 ½ hours to Mom’s from the airport and we were more than ready for tea and coffee by then. We were also sick of traveling. After a fair amount of catching up, we always...

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Sep 16, 2007 - Countdown

Two weeks to go before I board a plane in rainy Seattle and disembark a day later in ... rainy Ireland. It will be interesting to see Ireland in the off season, after the tourists have gone back to school and work, leaving the locals to go about their business and drive the roads without fearing for their lives. Maybe I should warn them I'll be driving -- and a manual at that. I'm thinking of preparing a bumper sticker for the occasion: "YOU try driving on the WRONG side of the road!" I heard you can stop in a service station and pick up a...

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Sep 1, 2007 - Two Long Days Days

September 1 and 2, 2007 After so many months of planning,your would think we would have all of our details taken care of - No So. While printing our boarding passes the night before the trip, Mike's printer ran out of colored ink. The computer would not print again, so we had to go to the airport early to straighten out the problem. It was probably a blessing in disguise, because everything worked out smoothly. In fact it was probably a blessing. Most things went smoothly on our trip, but whenever we faced a problem, it always worked out...

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Jul 19, 2007 - Ireland

I landed at Shannon airport at 8.00am and picked up a hire car to travel to Achill County which is about 4 hours drive. First stop was at an Irish pub for a traditional Irish brekky. I had bacon, eggs, black pudding, white pudding and some potato thing like a hash brown. Irish love their potatoes. From there I travelled to Galway and found a B&B for the night. Once settled I ventured in to town to investigate the local establishments. There are so many pubs in Ireland (much like London). Had my first Guiness in Galway. Was not too bad!! I...

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