Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way
Jun13

Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way

You may have heard about Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way… the world’s longest defined coastal driving route. It’s quite spectacular and the folks at the Dunloe Hotel put together a little infographic that I thought did a nice job of featuring some of the highlights along the route. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and...

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Postcard from Ireland: Monasterboice
May23

Postcard from Ireland: Monasterboice

  North of Drogheda is the early Christian settlement of Monastboice. The round tower is 35m (114.9ft) high. This place is most famous for it’s 3 high crosses, with Muiredach’s High Cross the most intact and possibly the finest high cross in Ireland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muiredach%27s_High_Cross We stopped by one afternoon while in the area for a picnic in the carpark and a poke around the cemetery/monastic...

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Postcard from Ireland: Connemara
May21

Postcard from Ireland: Connemara

Stopped roadside from Clifden to Oughterard on the N59 to snap this beautiful island. I’m sure it has a name but I do not recall it now (if I ever did) as this photo was taken in 2010. Anyway, I’m pretty sure those are the Twelve Pins in the background. It’s such an amzing place, Connemara. Wendy — Santee, California The Irish Fireside “Postcards from Ireland” series invites readers to submit their memorable...

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Postcard from Ireland: Finding Irish Family Roots in County Laois
May21

Postcard from Ireland: Finding Irish Family Roots in County Laois

Here are my postcard photos of Roundwood House which was originally built by my 8th Great Grandfather in about the 1670s.  The long low house was the original dwelling built by the “Dublin Merchant” and Quaker Anthony Sharp.  Anthony was a business associate of William Penn and owned a large portion of the state of New Jersey as one of the original purchasers of land there.  He sent his nephew Thomas Sharp and his son...

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Postcard from Ireland: On the Way to the Giants Causeway
May19

Postcard from Ireland: On the Way to the Giants Causeway

While traveling to the Giant’s Causeway we stood by the side of the road and took this picture. How peaceful it is. When I look at it I think of how many stories this place could tell. It takes me right back to that beautiful August day and I wish I was there again. Aida — Union, New Jersey The Irish Fireside “Postcards from Ireland” series invites readers to submit their memorable travel moments. Send us your photo with a...

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Postcard from Ireland: Along Dingle’s Slea Head Drive and the Great Blasket Island
May18

Postcard from Ireland: Along Dingle’s Slea Head Drive and the Great Blasket Island

While on a short stroll at one of the many incredible vistas along Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula, my husband sighed and said, “You can bury me right here.” No words from me were required so I squeezed his hand while understanding exactly what he meant. Two locals overheard his comment and said, “This is about as close to heaven as we will get on this earth.” Having flown into Shannon Airport, this was one of the first times...

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