43 A Hike in the Silvermines Mountains – VIDEO

For Podcast Episode #43, we head to the Silvermines Mountains to reminisce about our great summer hike. 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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We’re Home!

corey says…We had some time before we had to go to the airport, so we took a drive to Quin Abbey and climbed around there for a while. This is always a nice one because it has all kinds of stairs and rooms to explore. Afterwards we stopped at the Blarney Woolen Mills shop in Bunratty for some last minute shopping. Then it was off to Shannon Airport. The car rental return went fine, and since Tony is an Aer Lingus Gold Circle...

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In the News

corey says…We just couldn’t leave Ireland without being in the local newspaper. Today one of the neighbors let us know that we were in the paper. Of course they wouldn’t tell us why we were in the paper…they even suggested it involved some scandal. When we finally got our hands on a Nenagh Guardian newspaper, we found out we were pictured in a segment on the mass at Eddie’s Holy Well. No drama there…it was just a...

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Farewell Hoolie

corey says…Today was a mix of packing, getting the cottage ready and visiting. Liza joined Liam, Tony and me on a visit to Liam’s cousin Mary’s. She and her son Tim we gracious hosts, and although I was still stuffed from last night, I managed to pack in even more food. We managed to break for a few hours until Liam, Tony and I were down at Liam’s cousin’s cottage for a farewell hoolie. All kinds of neighbors were there and...

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Lough Derg

corey says…Today we met our friends Eddie, Sheelagh and Rory for breakfast at the Pantry in Nenagh. Our friends from Philadelphia showed up as well, and we managed a quick hello to them. After breakfast, Eddie was going to take us on a boat trip to Holy Island in the middle of Lough Derg, but the water was too choppy, so we spent some time on the lakefront exploring Rory’s property there. He has a great piece of land with...

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Photo Day

corey says…Today started with Liam’s handyman cleaning the chimney. The process was tidy…for the most part, but there was still coal dust making an appearance throughout. I stopped by Tony & Liza’s cottages to get some photos while the sun was shining. It was a great day with blue skies, puffy clouds and a perfect temperature. While I was at Liza’s, I also had a chance to record Aine doing a recitation. It’s going to...

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