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  • County Kerry
    and I won t quarrel with that Even seeing it on a cold January day with the waves splashing up onto the road was as rewarding as enjoying it on a calm sunny day There are many sites to see besides scenery The Blasket Islands off shore are famous in Irish history and many ancient sites too numerous to mention here Every turn of the road offers a view that brings ooh s and aah s and many stops for photos I strongly urge anyone coming to Ireland to make sure Dingle and Slea Head are on there list of places to see You will definitely not be sorry Killarney When we visit Killarney we usually think of the area more than the town itself Killarney town is very touristy so we usually make a quick stop and then continue on to see the absolutely beautiful surroundings Driving through town can be a bit slow sometimes due to congestion but everyone is having fun either riding in the very popular horse traps or watching those who do We have often seen brides arrive at their wedding in elaborate carriages The town has the usual restaurant and shopping selections with loads of B B s and hotels from which to choose A short drive south of town is a place we do stop every time Muckross House a large estate on Lough Leane in the Killarney National Park Many rooms are open to a tour that allows you to appreciate the romantic history of the families that lived there However we return over and over just to walk on the grounds and view the lake There are hiking trails here and one time we chose to hike from Torc Falls going around the lake to Muckross House We still remember this as one of our best hikes ever Lough Leane view from front of house Once on the road again and going past Torc Falls you head up into the McGillicuddy Reeks a mountain range which has some of the tallest peaks in all of Ireland Near the top is a view point called Ladies View named after Queen Victoria who came with her Ladies to see the lakes below This is a breathtaking site North of Killarney is the Gap of Dunloe a fantastic pass between two mountains and definitely a place to go We always do it the hard way driving through the mountains to find the road at the top that goes downhill This is not advised unless you are reasonably comfortable with Ireland s narrow roads Most people enjoy the Gap by parking at the bottom then either hike up or hire a jaunting cart to the top and back Either way it is dramatic The road is very very narrow you cross narrow old stone bridges with gushing streams and walk along side small tarns lakes It is wild remote and very special I really love the Killarney area and love going back many times over

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  • Ireland Adventure in 2012 & 2013
    art The old timers certainly talk how different it was before microphones TV and the like Karin does love the dancing At the afternoon sessions she was able to stay on her chair when the dance floor started filling but at night after a half pint she always connives to get out on to the floor We also took advantage of the festival to get a free walking tour that normally has a fee We were impressed with the number of major events in Irish history that are connected with Ennis I will write more on that in the future The tour guide was a local girl who told all the fun stories as well as the official history Galway Our first of hopefully many side trips through out Ireland Karin has prepared one of her excellent photo journals I think it is a great one day guide to Galway Galway Co Galway Ireland Limerick Our next jaunt was to Limerick which is a little closer to Ennis than Galway is We enjoyed the city for different reasons than Galway for the shopping We were quite impressed with the Milk Market for the variety and quality of locally produced food stuffs We sampled many items that we hadn t seen elsewhere and decided to make a trip back when our fridge and freezer were not already full of prepared foods I coveted the meat pies and Karin wanted to buy sausages olives and such As we ventured out into the main streets we were like kids in a candy store with all the shops carrying more variety than in our now little Ennis including my favorite Whopper by Burger King We were told the best shopping was at the Crescent Centre but we have not made it there yet In

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  • Ireland Timeshare Advice
    West Coast of the island boasts one of the most beautiful and unspoilt landscapes in all of Ireland While in order to maintain the integrity of the area you won t find dozens of timeshares for sale in this area there are a few to choose from and you may want to inquire with an area hotel or bed and breakfast to see if they offer timeshare units Or perhaps you are interested in visiting Ireland to indulge your literary fantasies by celebrating the famed Bloomsday A secular holiday in Ireland Bloomsday celebrates the life of Irish writer James Joyce and is named for his flawed yet beloved Leopold Bloom the protagonist of the epic Ulysses Revellers will retrace Joyce s steps throughout the day attend readings and short performances based on the novel and of course pub crawl to some of Bloom s favorite haunts If you are planning on participating in this literary and cultural event you will certainly want to buy or rent a timeshare in the heart of Dublin so you can be centrally located to the entire goings on of this exciting celebration There are so many things to do and see in Ireland and

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  • Dublin:  History notes for walking tour
    Temple Bar when it was the center of trading activity along the river The building was constructed in 1821 as a guild hall by the tailors and as gone through many uses before the current restaurant and bar Temple Bar This area too has had many lives that led to the creation of a modern concept in an old location Starting with the Vikings about 840 A D the city grew around this hub until modern times passed it by In the 1980 s the area was so decrepit that the bus company bought up many blocks in order to build a central bus station Due to slow progress they began renting low cost space to small shops restaurants and art galleries Soon the denizens of this district were campaigning to protect the now quaint character of the area from the bus station development Architectural heritage won out and the city government provided funding and tax incentives to make this a vibrant boutique restaurant and nightlife center In other words a prime tourist magnet College Green No longer green and no longer the Norse central assembly place Yet there is much history to be seen The big building on the north side was once the seat of Parliament now it is the Bank of Ireland To the east is Trinity College and to the south various 19th century buildings Parliament Building claims to be the first purpose built two chamber building in the world with construction starting in 1727 When the bank bought it in 1803 two years after the English abolished the Kingdom of Ireland they were required to modify it such that it could never be used by a parliament again College Green contains two major statutes one of Henry Grattan a member of that Irish parliament and

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  • Around the World Travel Guide and Tips for Extended Travel
    clump of Shamrock on their lapels not just a fake sprig so that they could start â wetting the Shamrockâ early down to the pub But that was it a busy day at the pub Just the big cities like Cork and Dublin held parades But Americanization affects a lot of cultures and since the 1990â s the holiday in Ireland as expanded from its traditional roots That is when the government sponsored tourist boards changed the one day event into a multi day festival that attracts large numbers of tourists My favorite is the parade in Ennis Co Clare true community spirit So when I relocated to the Greek island of Paros I suffered a major holiday setback There was zilch happening on 17 March Even the night club called the Dubliner was not yet open for the tourist season In recent years the beer distributors have expanded their promotions to the Greek bars but still the only major event is in Athens and sponsored by the Greek Irish Society In 2009 I sensed an opportunity to expand Irishness on the Greek islands in the 250 th anniversary of the founding of Guinness Brewery in Dublin On September 24 at 17 59 GMT people worldwide were to raise a glass of the dark stuff in a toast to founder Arthur Guinness At that time I was with a group at a traditional Greek taverna at the sea front All heads certainly turned when we lifted our black cans that I had smuggled in Now I reside in Prague which has several fine Irish pubs and where I was surprised to learn that the Czechs drink more beer than the Irish I am not surprised to see that here too the official 17 March event has been made over to a full week end of drinking As I purist I will have my toast to all things Irish on Monday Slà inte This article was originally published in Opinions Post on March 16 2014 P S The rest is of this page is just filler It once served a purpose Round the world travel is becoming increasingly popular with gap year students and seasoned travellers alike both for the reasonable price and the hassle free travel Whether youâ re heading east or west there are numerous destinations to wet your intercontinental appetite so here are some of the best countries to visit if youâ re travelling far and wide New Zealand â Often overlooked in favour of its larger neighbour Australia New Zealand is a stunningly beautiful place to visit The rolling green hills deep valleys and large lakes are truly breathtaking and were used in the filming of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy If scenery is your thing then New Zealand is a must And if youâ re looking for great beaches too then New Zealand will not disappoint with miles of coastline on the north and south island to enjoy If youâ re heading to the south

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