Stumbling Onto A Castle

Ireland is great because you can do things like turn a corner on a road and see a ruin or in this case a restored castle. We were on our way over to the Cliffs of Moher and went through the town of Kinvarra.  We literally stumbled on Dunguaire Castle.  Dunguaire is a 16th century […]

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Heading Out to Connemara

We rounded out our day in Galway by heading out to Clifden. Clifden is the gateway city to Connemara. Connemara is a national park that encompasses quite a bit of the area west of Galway.  The mountain peaks are almost always covered by fog/drizzle.  It’s also an area where marble is mined.  Connemara marble is sold […]

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Our First Day In Galway

First I want to apologize for the multiple updates over the last few days.  I had less than reliable internet over the last week especially where uploading pictures was concerned. We left Blarney castle in the rain and headed out to Galway.  We took a more direct way up there this time. Last trip we […]

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Our stop at Blarney Castle

If you’ve heard of Ireland you’ve likely heard of Blarney Castle and the famed Blarney stone. The legend has it that if you kiss the stone you will be blessed with the gift of eloquence.  I wanted to stop since we would be in the area but we didn’t have much time.  Unfortunately it was […]

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