Postcard from Ireland: Birds of Prey
May17

Postcard from Ireland: Birds of Prey

After a walking tour of the Burren in County Clare, we decided to stop into the Birds of Prey Centre. I have visited Aillwee Cave on several occasions but never the Bird Centre. I t was very educational and interesting to see all the different type of raptors – most in their cages but the flying display was a not-to-be missed event. We sat through the entire thing despite a good rain at one point in the demonstration. I took...

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Postcard from Ireland: Horse on Inish Née, County Galway
May14

Postcard from Ireland: Horse on Inish Née, County Galway

Sending this shot taken during our Irish travels in 2010. We were staying in a lovely whitewashed cottage on the island of Inish Née, near Roundstone.  We were rewarded for rising early to walk the lane with some breathtaking pictures of the island, water, and mountains coming alive. Looking forward to trip number 14 in July….. So much more beauty to be seen!! Suzette – Cincinnati, Ohio The Irish Fireside “Postcards from...

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Postcard from Ireland: The Causeway Coast
May13

Postcard from Ireland: The Causeway Coast

I loved the Northern coast line! It was beautiful from the small towns like Portrush, with it’s sandy beach and surfers. To the ruins of Dunluce Castle perched on a cliff. And the unique coastline of Giant’s Causeway. It’s hard to pick just one. I only spent one day in the area, but I’m sure could have spent several in this area. Denise – Terre Haute, Indiana The Irish Fireside “Postcards from Ireland”...

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Postcard from Ireland: Kells Priory, County Kilkenny
May12

Postcard from Ireland: Kells Priory, County Kilkenny

In September 2011, we visited Ireland on our honeymoon. Every place we went to was more beautiful than the next and the people in all parts of Ireland were simply amazing. During our travels we had the pleasure of staying at the Lawcus Farm Guesthouse in Kilkenny, Stoneyford Co. The owners, Mark and Anne-Marie Fisher, told us of a Priory that was nearby. We took the short drive from their Bed & Breakfast and came across beautiful...

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Postcard from Ireland: Dingle, Co Kerry
May11

Postcard from Ireland: Dingle, Co Kerry

I think the picture that most says “Ireland” to me is this one, taken in my favorite part of Ireland, the Dingle Peninsula. Forty shades of green, the distant sight of the blue Atlantic ocean, and black-and-white cows. Mountains, whitewashed houses, and rolling fields bordered by stone walls and hedgerows. Bright sunlight on everything, but the grey clouds hint of the rain we’ll soon get – and will soon pass. That’s the Dingle...

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Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort
May10

Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort

In County Kerry just off the N70 between Caherdaniel and Waterville, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, stands the Loher Stone Fort. Had we not had a local friend for a guide we would never have known it even exists. It can be a bit tricky to locate but if you know what you are looking for it is worth the hunt! We found it much more interesting than Staigue Fort, besides being easier to get to, and free! As you can see, the day was...

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