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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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Sep 14, 2013 - Kilkenny

Large castle in the middle of Kilkenny. Another view. We didn't tour this castle since we will be staying one night in the oldest castle in Ireland on Tuesday. This is one of the many unique alleyways in this quaint little town. This Pub was built in the 1200s and as soon as you walked in you could smell the old wood mixed with years of spilled beer and whiskey. Very small but very cozy as well. Harold was trying to explain something to Eoin who obviously found it to be funny! This house was so pretty with all the ivy growing on it. ...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Birthday Celebration

Mia took us to downtown Waterford where we toured the Viking fort that protected them from the enemy. It was buildt in 914 and although they were run out of Waterford, they waited 4 years and then went back and successfully reclaimed their city. Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland! Here in the middle of town is Harold and Mia. Of course we had to tour the Waterford Factory. Very interesting and some very talented men, Here is Harold holding a replica of the famous Alabama's SEC trophy that was broken, but luckily Waterford had made...

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Sep 12, 2013 - Making memories at Sanibel

The key here is Sanibel is the name of their home in Tramore. We came up to this very modern bridge on our way there. Mum and daughter Lorna prepared our meal. Outstanding hake pie, parsley potatoes, asparagus and blue n black berry crumble....

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Sep 3, 2013 - Cobh - Dungarvan

This morning we went into Cobh to look at St. Colman's cathedral and wow we're you right Debbie Sillato, what an amazing cathedral. Every bit of it was worth looking at and the stained glass windows were some of the best. I could have spent hours in there. There were some parishoners saying the rosary so it was nice to listen to whilst looking in there. Had a it of a wander around the town before heading off to Cork. We weren't overly impressed with Cork - a city that had no pie shops. So lunch did not happen in Cork. Drove from Cork to...

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Borg-Malone Journey

Jul 15, 2013 - Traveling to Waterford

Monday 15th The bus picked us up in Dingle at 7:15 am and took us back to Tralee to catch the train. Because the train routes are like spokes of a wheel, we had to go all the way back to Dublin before going south again to Waterford. It didn't take much longer and was much more comfortable than riding the bus (which also doesn't have a restroom, the train does.) We arrived in Waterford at 3:35 pm. The Mayor's Walk B&B is in a house built in 1891 and is run by a woman who has a sister named Feena. It seems it is an old Irish name. I never...

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Princess Tour

May 25, 2013 - Blarney Castle

On Saturday the 25th we bid a fond farewell to Killarney and hopped aboard the bus to journey to Waterford. Our first stop was Blarney Castle, County Cork, which is situated in a beautiful parklike setting. The castle resembles a huge furnace which means lots of tiny stone steps to reach the top. I tried but couldn't make it since the staircases were so narrow they made me claustrophobic - so I did not kiss the Blarney Stone. I think Charlotte made it to the top, but didn't kiss the Stone because of her aversion to germs. She's full of...

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Jun 19, 2012 - Waterford

On Monday, we left Kilkenny and headed south. The weather improved dramatically, and we had our first mostly dry day. It was able to wear capris comfortably for the first time. The two pairs of long pants I brought are ready for the laundry. It was a fairly short drive to Waterford, especially since there was a motorway. We arrived mid-morning and walked around the town center before taking a historic walking tour of the city at lunchtime. The hourlong tour gave us a taste of the history and sites we could return to later in the day,...

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Sep 14, 2011 - Waterford

Reluctantly departing Dublin this morning and with all the last gales of Hurricane Katia now passed we made our way out of the city. Well we tried to. The unfortunate and then aggravating part of trying to make one's way through the maze of narrow streets, alleys and not much more than ox cart trails is that if one misses the exact turn off, one cannot simply go around the block to recover one's bearing. If you miss your turn you are officially hooped! Or in certain circles the saying is you are Frenched! We indeed were Frenched. It took us...

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2011 UK and Ireland

Aug 30, 2011 - Waterford

As we drove through the countryside, crossing many stone bridges that were only really fit one car on, the country side is really a patchwork of colours, lots of lush lime green paddocks, as well has freshly cut hay, and the contrast is quiet pretty. Arriving into Waterford we visited the Waterford crystal factory, had a tour and saw just how much work goes into making each piece. Yes I did purchase only problem as we were not the only bus, so it took forever so no time to arrange for shipping so now have a couple of pieces of crystal to...

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Jun 5, 2011 - We travel further south

I am unable to go outside in the cold so we depart Dublin, without having the opportunity of investigating the City, and drive to south coast of Ireland. A pity we were unable to see Dublin but such is life. We stay in a B&B outside of Dungarvan. Hunt around for somewhere to have tea. A pub is nearby with traditional Irish music – so loud we could hear it whilst still in the car in the car park - not good for my tender head. We travel further to a small village about six kms away and go to a bistro – should have known, any place with an...

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