Postcard From Ireland: Castlewellan Castle
Jun29

Postcard From Ireland: Castlewellan Castle

  Built by the 4th Earl Annesly in the Scottish Baronial style in 1856 Castlewellan Castle  is located in a large  forest park and is framed by the Mountains of Mourne.  Below the castle is a scenic lake. The estate includes the lovely, walled Annesly Gardens. The castle is currently used as a Christian Conference Center. Forest walks, a three-acre peace maze, ponds and fishing on the lake make it a center of activity for the...

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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...

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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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