In the Churchyard
Sep24

In the Churchyard

Today I was just thinking back on our visit with my cousin Bridget and her husband Sean. We stopped at Aghaviller Church and Round Tower, County Kilkenny. This shot shows the old church, but there is a ruin of a round tower right next to it as well. My favorite moment from the visit was the two dogs who followed us into the churchyard. Below is a pic of one of them… quite a friendly fella, I must say. Enjoy this post?If so, join...

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A Day in Kilfane Glen
Sep10

A Day in Kilfane Glen

Kilfane, County Kilkenny, Ireland Taken as we explored Kilfane Glen and Waterfall with my cousins Bridget and Sean. This little moss-covered area had an especially enchanted feel to it. www.kilfane.com More pics from County Kilkenny>> Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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#107 A Day in Kilkenny City – VIDEO
Jul25

#107 A Day in Kilkenny City – VIDEO

We made a quick stop in Kilkenny and caught Sunday mass in Irish (10:30 at the Capuchin Friary Church on Friar Street). Here’s a peek at a few of the sites in town… St Canice’s Cathedral, St Francis Abbey Brewery, St Mary’s Cathedral, St John’s Cemetery, Kilkenny Castle, Grace’s Castle/Courthouse, the Parade, the Hole in the Wall, the medieval gate and wall and Rothe House. Enjoy this post?If so,...

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#106 Touring the NEW Waterford Crystal Factory – VIDEO
Jul15

#106 Touring the NEW Waterford Crystal Factory – VIDEO

The city of Waterford has a new sparkling gem to celebrate its crystal-making history. The new factory and visitor centre, called The House of Waterford, has just opened on the Mall in Waterford city, and the facility is pumping new life into Waterford’s tourism identity. In the past, the old crystal-making giant was located on the road leading out of town making city centre an afterthought for visitors. The new, smaller centre...

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Discover the history of Irish whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery
Jan04

Discover the history of Irish whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery

Submitted by Phil The historic town of Midleton lies to the east of County Cork, Ireland and has its origins dating back to the 12th century. The name Midleton originates from ‘Mainstir na Corann’, which means ‘The Abbey of the Coir’ and comes from the monastery that was founded by Cistercian Monks in the early 12th century. Unfortunately, the monastery was destroyed in the 19th century and is no longer present. The rich agricultural...

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A Frosty Visit to Glendalough

Glendalough View by Michael Connolly Glendalough Stream by Michael Connolly Clendalough Church by Michael Connolly Glendalough Path by Michael Connolly Glendalough by Michael Connolly Graveyard at Glendalough by Michael Connolly As the sun barely breaks into the night sky, we pull into the empty parking lot. The scene is eerie and surreal. The grounds are covered in a white frost. The thick mist is barely beginning to fade. It dances...

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