Category Archives: Ireland

Return to Fruit Hill

My delightful summer in Ireland has begun!  I arrived on Sunday morning, managed to collect a rental car and drive it safely for 2+ hours to the farm near the town of New Ross, Ireland that I consider my second … Continue reading

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Ireland This Summer

I’m returning to Ireland for the summer if all goes as planned. I will be there for three months staying at Fruit Hill, the old farm with rental cottages that I enjoyed so much last year. It was so hot … Continue reading

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Having Fun in Kinsale!

Kinsale is an ancient town and one that’s popular with tourists today. It’s located on the bottom edge of Ireland, on a place where a wide river meets the ocean. It’s famous for its excellent restaurants. It’s filled with pubs, … Continue reading

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The Causeway Coast

Earlier this week I went to the top of Ireland, to the northeast corner known for the Giant’s Causeway. Molten lava from an extinct volcano many millennia old has formed columns of stone in (usually) hexagonal shapes. Because this corner of Ireland … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful View in the World

Killarney is a joyful place once more! Probably second only to Dublin in number of visitors, five years ago Killarney was a victim of the Great Recession in America and the Irish debt crisis. Now visitors have returned. Many large tour … Continue reading

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Two New Resources for Those Who Love to Travel

As you probably have guessed, my favorite part of Ireland is the southeastern corner. This area is called the “Sunny Southeast.” The weather is a bit better here than in other parts of Ireland. The hills are the amazing green … Continue reading

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A Day at the Races

We went to a steeplechase race yesterday. It was fun! The horses are beautiful. The race is exciting. And most fun of all is observing the other by-standers. As in the U.K., betting on horses is legal here. The race … Continue reading

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