Category Archives: castles

Walk-about in Dublin, Ireland: Travel Reminiscences

Bear with me … back to Ireland …. nearly done and dusted¬†ūüėȬ† !!¬† but a holiday never to be forgotten ! Having gone around most of Ireland on our 10 day self-drive tour, I will jump back to the beginning … Continue reading

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Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Looking back to my posts on Ireland,¬† I missed Kylemore Abbey when I wrote posts on the Victorian walled garden on the grounds of the Abbey as well as the small … Continue reading

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The Burren, Co. Clare : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 I found this region fascinating!!!! The Burren is a vast limestone plateau in northwest County Clare¬† covering 500 square miles!!!!¬† ¬† In the 1640’s, Cromwell’s surveyor described it as ‘a savage … Continue reading

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare: Travel Reminiscences

10¬†day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 It was raining on and off,¬†and rather chilly,¬†on the day hubby and I explored Bunratty Castle and strolled through the Folk Park, umbrella in one hand and camera in the other. Bunratty … Continue reading

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Village of Adare, Co. Limerick .. 2 : Travel Reminiscences

10¬†day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 The Dunraven Arms Hotel, where hubby and I stayed for two nights, is one of the last buildings/dwellings on the main road through the charming village of Adare Having walked into the … Continue reading

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Blarney Castle, Co. Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 I had¬†done a post¬†on our visit to¬†Blarney Castle ,¬†on our return,¬† so this is a photo-journey through part, a very small part,¬†of the 60 acre parkland surrounding the castle, the castle … Continue reading

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Cahir Castle, Co. Tipperary : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 I love castles !!! I have done a post on Cahir Castle – posted in Nov 2009.¬†¬† It was on my previous BlogSpot and the photographs are quite small.¬† I¬†may include¬†the … Continue reading

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A day of motoring .. from Waterford to Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 ¬†We drove from Waterford to Cork,¬†stopping off at Ormond Castle, which was closed, ¬†Cahir Castle,¬†Rock of Cashel and the seaside port of Dungarvan. Motoring through green .. green¬†Irish countryside …   … Continue reading

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Kilkenny to Waterford, Ireland : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009 Returning from Kilkenny to Waterford, hubby and I took a different route via New Ross, Wexford and crossing the Waterford Harbour on a car ferry .. Amazing¬†how front doors of houses … Continue reading

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Kilkenny, Ireland : Travel Reminiscences

Going through some of¬†our Ireland holiday pics in October 2009, has brought back many wonderful memories of Ireland,¬†and as I’ve mentioned previously, I didn’t blog in any detail ‘way back then’!!¬†¬†¬†¬† There is no post on Kilkenny at all … … Continue reading

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