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Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

Visiting Connemara in County Galway, along the westside of Ireland was balancing scale of emotions for me. It was joy of being out in a magnificent natural landscape and sadness from its history of famine and loss. Many people come to Connemara for photography, outdoor recreation or a relaxing getaway for a few days. There… Continue reading Connemara National Park | Discovering Ireland

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Kylemore Abbey in Connemara | Discovering Ireland

A trip to Connemara, Ireland is not complete with out a visit to the Kylemore Abbey. When I had visited the abbey, it was a wonderful addition to exploring one of Ireland's loveliest natural landscapes. Greetings from Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey was originaly built as "Kylemore Castle" a private home in 1868 for an affluent… Continue reading Kylemore Abbey in Connemara | Discovering Ireland

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Getting the Gift of Gab – Kissing the Blarney Stone | Exploring Ireland

"At least buy me dinner first!" My exact words to the man who was holding my legs and torso while he was telling me "Lower. . Go lower!" I swear that was a true story and now get your mind out of the gutter! I was hanging upside down, holding onto a couple of bars… Continue reading Getting the Gift of Gab – Kissing the Blarney Stone | Exploring Ireland

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Glendalough Monastic Site | Exploring Ireland

Ireland has been one of my favorite countries to visit due to its lush green landscapes and natural beauty, that I have been back several times over. One of my favorite locations is Glendalough, meaning "two lakes", and is located on the east coast within County Wicklow. The landscapes are awe-inspiring with trails to take,… Continue reading Glendalough Monastic Site | Exploring Ireland

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Kinslale – A Colorful Seaside Town | Exploring Ireland

The colorful seaside town of Kinslale was like eye candy to me and it was so very charming! The town itself can be a wonderful day trip or a get away weekend while in Ireland. The buildings along the harbor are no more than a couple stories high, original and brightly colored. The whole village… Continue reading Kinslale – A Colorful Seaside Town | Exploring Ireland

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Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

Have we met? You know I LOVE butter right? I understand what makes great butter and I can taste quality dairy right away. Whenever I visit Ireland or France, I gorge myself on that creamy yellow spread on fresh bread. So, when I was told by a friend that Cork had a Butter Museum, I… Continue reading Cork Butter Museum | Exploring Ireland

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The Historic Seaport Town of Cobh | Exploring Ireland

Approaching the small charming seaport town of Cobh, one would not realize the historic importance it had played in the last centuries. It seems to be a typical seaside town in Ireland, small and unassuming. There is one road going in that hugs the sea and when you look up, you note the colorful structures… Continue reading The Historic Seaport Town of Cobh | Exploring Ireland

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The Jameson Experience | Whiskey Tasting in Midleton, Cork, Ireland

Whiskey has been tied with the Irish culture for centuries, with the word "whiskey" having Gaelic roots. Some of the first recordings of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405 and it is one of Europe's earliest distilled beverages. So visiting whiskey bars and distilleries while touring the Emerald Isle, should always be included. I have… Continue reading The Jameson Experience | Whiskey Tasting in Midleton, Cork, Ireland

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Jameson Distillery – Bow St | Whiskey Tasting in Dublin, Ireland

Oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar. Oh don't ask why. No don't ask why. - Jim Morrison Whiskey has been tied with the Irish culture for centuries, with the word "whiskey" having Gaelic roots. Some of the first recordings of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405 and it is one of… Continue reading Jameson Distillery – Bow St | Whiskey Tasting in Dublin, Ireland

Food Journals

What I ate in IRELAND – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Part three! I am actually amazed and somewhat impressed at the amount of food I eat when I travel. Now I do not eat like this every day, if you have been wondering. My daily meals are very healthy and simple plus I make my own green juice daily. It is when I travel that… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 3 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Yes, this is part two of my food journal while in Ireland on a two week solo journey. There are more food journals! I love Ireland and have been to the Emerald Isle three times since 2011. I have a deep fondness for the food, the drink, the landscapes and the culture of Ireland. Galway,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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My Flashback Ireland Food Journal

I have been taking food photos before it became popular. Way back to the days when it was not trendy and several friends as well as on-lookers made fun of me. I recall one of the first times that I was recording what I ate, was a plate of Fish and Chips in Salem, Massachusetts… Continue reading My Flashback Ireland Food Journal