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Aug 25, 2018 - Edinburgh and The Fringe Festival

We had asked for early check-in at the Radisson Blu and got settled in and rested before going to explore the “Royal Mile” road. Edinburgh has a month-long Fringe Festival with buskers and impromptu theater offerings. We had meals at some excellent restaurants. Anne did some shopping and found a perfect casmier wrap plus Harris Tweed “coats” for our grand-doggers.

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Aug 23, 2018 - At Sea - Candles & Departing Windstar

As we sailed back to Edinburgh for a day at sea, we dined at the intimate Candles Restaurant. It’s amazing how the tiny kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and elegant dinners. The same wait staff just change to more formal attire for Candles. Plus, the food is a cut above that in the larger dining room.

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May 3, 2017 - Rock of Cashel

Early this a.m. we took the shuttle to the airport and rented another car....from Sixt. We took the M50 south heading for Limerick on the M7. About Kildaire we turned off for coffee, exclaimed at the round-about statues--one a copper colored horse, man, and the other 6 large silver horses. There we decided the 'slow road' would be more interesting so headed west on it. Another decision was made as we drove through the neat green-hedged farms and gentle rolling hills to go see the Rock of Cashel before going to Limerick. We turned south and...

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Oct 4, 2016 - Still in Cashel, but ready to leave Update

This is a quick update on several things I forgot to add to my update from last night. First, while in Trim, I had breakfast at the B&B with a nice couple from Seattle, WA. Jennifer is a nurse, in an oral facial surgeon's office I gathered from her comments, and her husband, Bruce, were lovely people. They are not yet retired, but apparently my tales of travel have inspired them to be really thinking about how they want to spend their forthcoming early retirement years. Here in Cashel, I met a woman in a store named Elizabeth. Turns out she...

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Oct 3, 2016 - Tullamore & Cashel

Fairly long drive today, but I broke it up by stopping in the town of Tullamore. Not you might ask why there? Such an easy answer if one is a fan of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, as my friend Bill D and I are. I stopped at the distillery's shop and took a tour of the old distillery, which is in central Tullamore and along a canal. The tour was okay. So, it's not something you should add Tullamore to your Irish itinerary for, but I'm glad that I took the time to stop. So, Bill D, here are several photos for your viewing pleasure. My real...

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Sep 15, 2015 - Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is amazing. The various buildings are all different styles and ages, some have been restored and some not. The castle was given to the church and over the ages it was catholic, then protestant, then catholic again. The restoration is supposed to take until 2017.

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Sep 14, 2015 - Cashel

Leaving Dingle we turned and there was a spectacular view of the bay of Tralee. There was actually a pull out/viewpoint! On a tiny narrow road! We continued on through the lush green fields (it was raining again!) until Ardmore where we stopped for a picnic lunch. Unfortunely eaten standing at the tourist info centre. Ardmore has a lovely ruined castle, and other sights, but the rain got the better of us. The best place to view the castle was on the tiny narrow stone bridge while cars where speeding past! We continued on into the rain, our...

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May 20, 2015 - Terryglass - It's not a long way to Tipperary

May 20th - Terryglass Today we had a lazy morning on the boat. We knew we had 2-3 hours of boating to do today, so after breakfast we got out the cards and set up a table and we played bridge with Debby and Mike. During the morning we were distracted a few times by going through a lock and under a couple of bridges. Then we stopped at a deserted looking pier. We weren't sure why we had stopped, and then Olivia, (our chef and 1st mate) jumped off the boat with a portable shopping cart. Before the boat pulled away she handed a flat of plants...

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Mar 17, 2014 - St Patrick's Day in Cashel and Adare

Got up this morning and had a nice breakfast. Got on the bus and headed to the Rock of Cashel. The Rock was built in the 16th century as a military fortress. It sits atop a great hill and is fortified with tall rock walls. In the 17th century it was gifted to the Church of Ireland and the Bishops moved in and built large churches and chapels and grand homes for themselves. The church was under renovation and had a large segment buried in scaffolding, but we had access to most of the area. It was great to wander around taking what we thought...

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Nov 6, 2013 - The Glebe Ryans

In 1869, The Act of Disestablishment meant that the Church of England was no longer the official church of the state within Ireland. This Church was then referred to as the Church of Ireland. The Act also "dissolved" the church land that was held for the upkeep of the rectors - The Glebes as they were referred to. Under the act, anyone who had cash for one third of the value of the land could buy it with the remaining two thirds to be paid off. My great great grandfather, Martin Ryan, had been a shopkeeper in Borrisoleigh but in 1870...

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May 15, 2013 - The Rock of Cashel

We are now in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, Ireland. Today was visited the Rock of Cashel, the seat of the Kings of Munster (the cheese?) in the 5th century. Awesome! It was cold and a little rainy. And got very windy at times. But worth it! Josh loved the gothic grave stones, and took some pictues with the animated options on his camera. I liked the tower dungeon and the remnants of the small moat around it. Now we are hungry and tired. Gonna go eat!! Yay! :)

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May 6, 2013 - Kilarney . . . 'til we meet again

Killarney - 'til we meet again Amazingly a week has come and gone and it is time to leave Killarney and all the wonderful experiences shared by the O'Connor Cousins and Kathy. Bags are packed and we have said goodbye to Tim and Bernadette, the proprietors of The Priory. We wanted to take one more survey of "the farms" and Killarney provided us with glorious sunshine as we headed to the Coolick and Dunrine properties. Upon arrival we were once again mesmerized by the landscape and sense of well being. We all agreed that there is no doubt in...

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