Stories from Ireland

Shannon in Killarney

Ireland Trip Day Zero

Several months ago, our daughter-in-law (whose maiden name incidentally, is Shannon Sullivan) called up to ask if we wanted to take a trip to Ireland with her and our son Aaron. Travel. Family. Two of our favorite things. We’re in!!…

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Day One – Escaping the U.S.

Day One Only a couple hours into our trip we are already having cultural experiences.  I experienced classic 5 way chili , Cincinatti style on short stopover.    Unique ground beef chili, with difference seasonings including a prominent taste of cinnamon. …

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Trinity College

Day Two – First Day in Dublin

Dragged out of bed slowly today. Managed coffee, but really didn’t get moving until noon. We started our walking tour and had lunch at an uninspired vegetarian Indian restaurant called Govindas. Aaron and Linda had a more favorable opinion than…

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desmond and larry small

Ireland Trip Day Three

We rose determined to do more power sightseeing today. We toured Saint Patrick’s cathedral in the morning. The site had a church on it since St. Patrick’s time around 600 AD and this spectacular cathedral was built in the 1100’s….

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musical pub crawl

Day Four – Dublin

Coffee Late Start today. Very late breakfast. Coffee in Ireland seems to be almost universally good. Often regular coffee is in the form of an Americano and even if it is just brewed,  it is good. And strong. Just don’t…

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Day Five – Glendalough

Glendalough Today ended our rainless streak in Ireland. Not easily daunted, went down and tucked the rear view mirrors in, maneuvered past the very narrow stone archway where are car was parked and headed south to Glendalough. Glendalough is an…

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Rock of Cashel

Day Six – Kilkenny and Cashel

Rain Out of bed early to get out of town before some big “mini-marathon” race started right outside our rooms. We won’t miss the Fitzwilliam Guest House. Rooms were fine, but the heat came on every night, so we had…

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John and Aaron at the Distillery

Day Seven- Jameson

Sunshine We started the day with a full Irish Breakfast. I will take the time to describe what that means in the next post. Our B and B was only 15 Kilometers from the Jameson distillery. We got to the…

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Full Irish Breakfast

Full Irish Breakfast

On a more positive note, I will digress to describe the full irish breakfast provided at many bed and breakfasts. It starts with yogurt, fruit and cereal, then proceeds to eggs, bangers (sausages), rashers (like canadian bacon), white and black…

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Day Eight – Killarney

Rain Our hostess Edel’s version of full Irish breakfast added homemade German marmalade and subtracted the pudding. Fine with me. Some of us thought the marmalade was too bitter, I think it was the same person that was fine with…

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