Charleville, Emo and More

corey says…Today I toured with Harry and Rick from Philadelphia. We made a bee-line for Charleville Castle near Tullamore. After one wrong turn, we found our way to the grounds. Next weekend, Charleville is hosting the Tullamore Show, so there was a lot of activity on the drive up as men were putting up gates and fences to hold the vast amount of livestock. We then parked on a wooded side-road and took the path to the castle....

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Music Day

corey says…I slept in this morning and then headed to Roscrea for computer and music lessons with Theresa. I was early, so I stopped in to the Castle and Damer House. The castle in Roscrea is really a nice one…lots of nooks and crannies. Then it was off to Theresa’s. I gave Theresa her lesson in Photoshop…Watch out world, she’ll now be putting your heads on different bodies and placing her friends on the moon and...

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Work & Visit

corey says…Saturday ended up being a major work day. I popped into Nenagh and then worked from the cottage right into the evening…so not much to report there…except that the rain returned late in the day. Today was visiting day…which was just as well since it was really raining. We started with mass at Glenstal, then it was over to Tony’s. We picked him up and went to one of the neighbor’s. This neighbor is...

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Local Lookout & Templemore

corey says…After a leisurely breakfast with Sean and Bridget, we stopped by her aunt and uncle’s for a bit. Then it was off to Ballina/Killaloe to visit a few sites there. We started with the Five Counties Lookout (which some say offers views of eight counties). The sky was clear enough for it to be worth the trip up the mountain. The roads had a lot of wear and tear this year with all the rain, but we managed just fine. On the...

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Aherlow & Athassel

corey says…Today, Liam’s cousin Bridget and her boyfriend Sean came up from Waterford to visit. The two of them have shown us some fantastic sites in County Waterford, and it was our turn to return the favor. We started out with a trip to the Glen of Aherlow. Although the day started with heavy rain, the skies had cleared, and we had a perfect day for sightseeing. At the bottom of the Glen, we stopped in at Saint Bernihardt’s...

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A Session in Glown

corey says…The sun was on a bit of a hiatus today. It was cloudy and foggy and completely different from the last few days. Fortunately, it wasn’t too bad, and we still had recent memories of sunshine. So much for the weather forecasters saying it was going to be nice ALL WEEK! After sleeping in a bit today, Tony, Liam and I went to Nenagh to get a few items for the guests we’d be having in the upcoming days. We had a quick...

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