Seeing Some of Ireland’s Nature
The Emerald Isle is such a beautiful country and there’s so much to see there. Even though I sadly haven’t spent much time in Ireland, I’ve been able to see a few of the beautiful natural sites known internationally. They comprise some of the most fantastic places I’ve ever been.
Note that I’m not too much of a nature type so my discussions below are for the layman, not someone versed in plants and trees.
The Burren National Park
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From Vikings to Wilde in Dublin – Things to Do & Travel Guide
I first went to Dublin several years ago but I didn’t know much about it. I’d never heard about the great things to do and see in Dublin, so I only got a day there and assumed it wouldn’t be my cup of tea. I was so wrong. Dublin is a great city and deserves several days to explore, which is why I recently went back to properly see the Irish capital.
Of course, Dublin dates back to the days of the Vikings and was founded by the group of wanderers in the 9th century. It still retains … Continue reading
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The Irish Medieval Town of Kilkenny – Things to Do & Travel Guide
There are so many beautiful towns to explore in Ireland so it was difficult to choose one to spend a day in. After doing some research, Kilkenny looked to be a very viable option with enough to do to fill a day. It was such a good choice! I had a fantastic day in Kilkenny.
The History of Kilkenny
Kilkenny virtually came to be in the 500s when the St. Canice Cathedral was built. Like many medieval cities, people built structures near the Cathedral and you can see today where the original medieval walls were (just keep an eye on … Continue reading
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Visiting Blarney Castle & (Not) Getting the Gift of Garb
One of my huge bucket-list items was going to see Blarney Castle in Ireland, famous for its Blarney Stone. Kissing the stone is said to give one the gift of eloquence, though the castle is beautiful enough to entice people to visit. So when I went on my trip to Ireland a few years back, seeing Blarney Castle was one of my top priorities.
A little bit of history: Blarney Castle was built by Cormac McCarthy (King of Munster – not the author) sometime in the 1480s, even though I have to point out that the information given at the … Continue reading
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