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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

The Burren National Park is an easy trip from Galway on the west coast. It’s most known for having exposed rock … Continue reading

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2019 in Destinations
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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.

Dublin’s History

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

Posted on Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Destinations
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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

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Destinations
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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

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Destinations
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