BEST OF IRELANDA 14 Day Odyssey throughIreland beginning in Dublin andcircling the entire country aswell as Northern Ireland.Dublin to Kinsale, Killarney,Dingle Peninsula, Galway, AranIslands, Connemara, NorthernIreland, Portrush, Westport,Belfast, and back to Dublin.Oh, the sites we did see! Andthe pub crawls we did do! Slainte!
Emerald Isle Escapade July 2011 BEST OF IRELAND A 14 Day Odyssey through Ireland beginning in Dublin and circling the entire country as well as Northern Ireland. Dublin to Kinsale, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula, Galway, Aran Islands, Connemara, Northern Ireland, Portrush, Westport, Belfast, and back to Dublin. Oh, the sites we did see! And the pub crawls we did do! Slainte! 1
Ways to get around…land, sea, air, and carriage! 5
Barry Maloney, guide, and Denis McArdle, driver, kept us on schedule. Bus Buddy, Thom Sheets, Esq, made sure we were both on the bus!6
Always room at the table for one more!Restaurant choices were fabulously tasty! 7
Scenes of Dublin and Kilmainham Goel…tragic stories8
Ass-tute ObserverAccommodations were always comfortable, close to where the bus was located and near our activities! 9
Comaraderie was excellent as we toured so many wonderful sites.10
Pub Crawls taught us the customs of the public houses. Everyone was friendly, welcomed us, and we learned at least tworhythms for jigs and reels. “Butterfly and caterpillar” are the tricks the children are taught to remember the patterns. 11
Storyteller Rashers and Sausages, Blacken Decker! Toe tappin’ rhythms!12
John and Ann Kissane own a wonderful sheep farm where they raise Border Collies for herding! We were treated to sheep shearing and border collie demonstrations. 13
The Galway Races were the most fun of all. I bet on “Lover’s Peace” and I WON!14
A plethora of churches and relics on the Plain of Tipperary 15
The cat chasing the rat was perfectly peserved in the walls of this very old CHRIST CHURCH in Dublin.16
Harry Clark stained glass Irish Landscape Domestic EquineMaking St. Bridgette’s Cross Working Together It’s beautiful Stopping on the way Coffin Ship Memorial A Fond Farewell 17
Bonnie’s LimerickThere once was a group of near 20Who swore that they’d never be grumpyThough they slogged through the rainWhich was really a painThey still made memories aplenty.They listened to stories by BarryNear castles and churches they’d tarry.He regaled them with songOn busrides so longThrough weather that often did vary.Ireland, a place of great wonder.In history, they came just to pljunder.But now tourists prevailAnd drink the fine aleSleinte to spirit NOT torn asunder! Photography/Limerick by: Bonnie Greenberg 2011
Emerald Isle EscapadesA gem of a trip to Ireland!
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