Tag Archives: Ireland


As September approaches and the gardens wind down a bit (though there are still tomatoes to roast!) I have been reflecting on the summer.  It was an interesting summer here.  The weather was mixed.  We had some hazy, hot and … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Today was our last day in Clare. A last chance to get to the things we missed. One thing we missed was the wedge tomb. We found it the first few times we came to Ireland but the last few … Continue reading

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The Cliffs and the Burren

Another day in County Clare. Today we began in my favorite place in Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher. They rise up to 700 feet in places and are magnificent in all seasons. A bit foggy in the distance, but still … Continue reading

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Bealtaine Cottage

Yesterday was very special for me. I visited Colette O’Neil at Bealtaine Cottage. I stumbled upon her blog last February while searching for information about permaculture in Ireland. I have been an avid follower ever since. Colette has taken a … Continue reading

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A Day in the North

Yesterday was a very long day. We met the bus for our trip to the Giant’s Causeway at 6:30 am and we didn’t get back into Dublin until 8:30 pm. But it was a lovely trip. Once we got into … Continue reading

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Easter Uprising, Arthur Guinness

Today was an interesting day. Today we would move past the Celts and the Vikings and the early monks to the Irish and their struggles for freedom. The Easter Uprising of 1916 was the beginning. A small group of men…poets … Continue reading

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Day Two

After a lovely breakfast at our hotel we set off for Trinity College and the Book of Kells. We walked through St Stephen’s Green. I spotted this bust of James Joyce. I was a big fan of Joyce in High … Continue reading

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