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May 24, 2015 - Lismore and Blarney

Left Kilkenny this morning. Arrived in the Charming Village of Lismore. Toured the Gardens of Lismore Castle. It's a storybook Castle with extensive acres of gardens Unfortunately The Lord and Lady of the Castle live there and weren't receiving Guests. But the gardens were impressive. Continued on to Blarney, where we Stayed in a very nice B&B with a huge Suite. Found our way to a wonderful old Pub Called Blair's Inn. Very friendly staff. Charming old world atmosphere. Fire Burning in the hearth. Ate the best Corned beef in...

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May 18, 2015 - Waterford - With Helen & John de Courcy

Arrived 9.45am at Waterford, the coach pulling up outside the Waterford Crystal Centre. As arranged by phone before leaving Wexford, Helen & John arrived just as we pulled up. Last time we met was at Katherine and Stephen's wedding in Brisbane, 2010. ( Katherine ~ AnneMarie ( O'Connor - my neice ) & John McIntosh )( Freda, my sister - O;Connor ). Only a short stopover in Waterford, we chose to head back to their house for morning tea and a catch up. Very enjoyable.A great couple and had a few laughs and light moments. Unfortunately,...

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Sep 22, 2014 - Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland

Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, founded by the Vikings in 914 A.D. It became Ireland’s main seaport. From the 18th century to today, it is famous for its Waterford crystal. A tour of the Waterford Crystal factory and a purchase from the exquisite gift shop is a must on any trip to Ireland. WATERFORD CASTLE What better place to stay when visiting Waterford than Waterford Castle, located on a small island just outside the city with a car ferry running every 15 minutes to take you to and from. The hotel staff and management did everything...

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Ireland 2014

Aug 31, 2014 - Day 12 - Waterford and Dunmore East

What an absolutely glorious morning this morning....the best since we arrived in Ireland. The sun is shining and there isn't a breath of wind. No big breakfast for us this morning. We were up quite a while before Tom and Berengere so had a cuppa and I had some toast while we watched the Eagles game. Good win but no more footy for the Eagles this year as Richmond beat Sydney last night. It was then off to Waterford as there's a couple of the museums we still need to explore and we want to look for a little thank you for Tom. Before we left,...

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Aug 29, 2014 - Day 10 - Waterford

I had a pretty good night's sleep last night. Not sure if it was lack of nana nap, reading a book, not the iPad or whether I'm just settling into the time zone. I was still up pretty early and showered and dressed before the others were up. Today we are planning to get our washing done before heading out to explore Waterford. Tom zipped into town before breakfast to buy some locally made pork sausages and some blaas (a locally-made white bread roll pronounced blah) which he insisted we had to try. The blaa is recognised by the EU as a local...

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Aug 28, 2014 - Day 9 - Enniscorthy to Waterford

Woke to a glorious morning this morning....couldn't believe it when I looked out of the bedroom window and saw blue sky. There's clouds low on the horizon however hopefully they stay there. Whoo hoo! A pretty day coming up. We had breakfast at our BnB...interesting...cheese on toast was the offering with a butter knife being the sharpest knife we could find in the kitchen. No drama...food and a cuppa in our bellies and off we went. I set the GPS for Wexford and after some fun and games, we found our way out of town and onto the main road....

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Jun 13, 2014 - A Visit to Waterford

We woke up Friday morning, groggy from being woken up so early. And to make matters worse, the elevators were down. We talked to the guy at the front desk and he got our luggage on a cart and brought it down in the service elevator. He even offered us some coffee and breakfast even though it wasn’t open yet. We took a cab to the train station and took and train back to Dublin and then another to Waterford. Paul and Eleanor picked us up at the train station and we went back to their house for a visit. The house was a beautiful cottage along...

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May 18, 2014 - May 18, 2014 Waterford Crystal tour and Waterford history

May 18, 2014 The sun just lasted a few minutes this morning about dawn. After that the weather went downhill all day. It was rainy and cool all day with a couple of times where the rain stopped. Ireland weather; often 4 seasons in a day! We headed down to the Waterford Crystal showroom and tour. Sunday traffic was virtually non-existent in the center of Waterford. Walking into the showroom at Waterford is pretty overwhelming. The crystal they produce is astounding and comes in every shape, size, cut, and piece, imaginable. Chandeliers,...

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Apr 27, 2014 - Blarney-Waterford

We left Tralee early for the ride to Blarney. It was Easter Sunday and a number our the group wanted to attend church so our tour director found one that started at 10:30 in Blarney. It also gave those that wanted to kiss the Blarney stone a chance to beat the crowds. Both groups came away happy. Our choice was to take a walk on a warm spring day. We heard the story about the kissing of the stone, but can’t remember it. Google it if you’re interested. After lunch we went to Cork, then on to Waterford and THE HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTLE....

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Sally & Hugh Travel

Apr 20, 2014 - Waterford Ireland - Dooley's Hotel

Our first stop on Day 2 of our tour was Jerpoint Farm. Here, we met a unnamed donkey and a chocolate lab named, Percy. We also had our first Irish scones, which were very tasty with raspberry jam and whipped butter. After finishing our tea and scones, we took a walk through the meadows to the 800 year old Church of St. Nicholas. We also visited the tomb of St. Nicholas (who inspired the legend of Santa Clause) and a private cemetery belonging to a former owner of the farm. I must admit to being a bit skeptical about this being the place...

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Retired at Last!

Nov 8, 2013 - The legacy of Edmund Ignatius Rice

Edmund Ignatius Rice A man now known by the Church as "Blessed"; Father; Widower; Business Man; Philanthropist; Presentation Brother; Christian Brother. Wow he achieved a lot! And so it was inspirational to pray before his tomb in the chapel at Mt Sion. I guess I was expecting a bit more from the museum. It certainly would have been very interesting to someone who didn't know the man's story but for me, having grown up with the legends taught about the man for whom our school was named, there was not much knew material. Still, I am glad I...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Sunday - A day with the family

Take a look family and friends, you probably won't see this agsin. The wind is so gusty that it made it difficult to get it done. After Harold finished the laundry we spent some quality time with the family. Mia and Lorna fixed us a delicious roast with potatoes, mushy peas, leeks with cream sauce and zucchini. Andrea (middle), Erica (oldest), Mia, Lorna (youngest) and Eoin. We laughed so hard our faces hurt. They are truly a sweet family! Chester is also a part of the family!...

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