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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Charles Fort

Charles Fort is a small fort outside of Kinsale.  Bernadette and Dermot both recommended going there if we had time.  We really didn’t have time but we stopped anyway.  They were doing road work so we were detoured around town and really had a hard time finding it.  Apparently normally it’s not difficult or so […]

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Too Little Time At Ardfield

This one goes before Kinsale if you’re following the posts chronologically.   We made it into Cork about 8pm. We checked into the Ardfield B&B, run by a lovely lady named Bernadette. She offered a cup of tea which which we postponed until after we went down to the local pub in Ballinhassig at Bernadette’s […]

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