Horse Ride II
Jul08

Horse Ride II

liam says… My neighbor Mikey rang and asked if I wanted to go to Doon, Co. Limerick, to see a horse drive. I was buried in cottage work and smack in the middle of dismantling my bathroom, but I was off. A few minutes later, Mikey pulled up in his truck, and I climbed in the front seat as Mikey’s children, James and Katie, and their cousin Sean squeezed in the back. In this part of Tipperary, weekends in the summer mean horse...

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Afternoon Among Friends.
Jun23

Afternoon Among Friends.

liam says…I had a wonderful afternoon. A few days ago, Anna Mae asked if I could stop in to Cureeny Church and put up a flyer for the Active Retirement trip being planned for August. It would be the perfect chance to run into the church, pin up the flier and light a candle for my father. I was glad to do it, and today I had a little time to visit my little country church before heading to Toor to visit my cousin Mary and her son...

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The Pourfect Pint Can Win You a Trip to Dublin
Jun16

The Pourfect Pint Can Win You a Trip to Dublin

corey says… Try your hand at pouring the perfect pint of Guinness, and you’ll find it’s a bit of a challenge. For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with a chance to win one of five trips to Dublin, so give it a try. www.pourfectdublin.com For those of you visiting Dublin between July 1 and Sept 24, there are some special events going on every day at the Guinness Storehouse. There’s a list posted at...

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The Kilkenny Boot Sale
Jun04

The Kilkenny Boot Sale

liam says… “You know, I haven’t been to the boot sale in Kilkenny in a long time,” I said to to Mehal and Anna Mae. “Shall we go tomorrow? I’ll drive.” I was hoping they’d bite on the offer. It had been over a year since we had a Sunday outing to the boot sales (flea markets) in Fethard or Kilkenny. “Well, I suppose if you need to buy more rubbish we might go for the drive,” Mehal answered as he and Anna Mae exchanged an excited...

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Sunburn In Ireland?
Jun02

Sunburn In Ireland?

liam says… I was outside working on the cottage all day today with my handyman Dan. Who would have thought I’d end up with a nasty sun burn in Ireland. In the morning I ran inside to find some sunblock, but couldn’t find any…then we got busy, and now I’m lobsterface. I opted to soothe things with some Sudocrem…I’m not sure it’s meant for sunburn, but I figure if it helps with...

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What’s Going On In This Photo?
Jun02

What’s Going On In This Photo?

liam says… While I’m writing up my next post, I thought I’d post this “teaser” pic. Any ideas of what is happening in this photo? I’ll tell you this; it was in Kilkenny, it was in a very public place and the photo was not staged. 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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