Archive | Ireland


A Little Dancing…A Céilidh on the Aran Islands

I walked into the small room of Kilronan’s town hall and was surprised to see that half of the town’s residents had already materialized around the dance floor while three weathered old men jammed out on their instruments. The men were stationed on the raised stage while the rest of the town chatted animatedly around […]

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A Little Adventure… Off-Roading to the Cliffs of Moher

There are two ways to set out on any adventure: The way the Lonely Planet tells you The secret map hand-drawn for you by a local. I mean really, is there even a choice?! Laura and I were ready to tackle the famed Cliffs of Moher and Carl, the owner of the fantastically accommodating and […]

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A Little Climb…A Harrowing Pass and Mountain Descent

In addition to Ireland’s most scenic coastline and sights: Slea Head Drive, and Fungie the Dolphin in Dingle town’s harbor, there are two other parts of the Dingle Peninsula that I really loved. Forging Dingle’s Connor Pass: My photos from Connor Pass don’t even look real, and I swear to you they are unaltered. I […]

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A Little Scenic…The Absolute Most Picturesque Drive in Ireland

It’s no secret that I truly love Ireland – I think I have pretty successfully waxed poetic about the country in most of the past week’s blog posts. Fortunately for you, I’m not done yet! As wonderful as Dingle town is, a trip to the Dingle Peninsula isn’t complete without driving Slea Head Drive. This […]

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Fungie the Dolphin, Dingle, Ireland

A Little Subtlety…Dingle's Quiet Charm

Dingle is a gem; this quiet little unassuming peninsula lies just north of the Ring of Kerry but is a world apart in terms of pace and welcome. And although nearly all the Irish you meet are ready with a warm “hello” and a bit of friendly chat, the welcome on Dingle Peninsula is particularly […]

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A Little Green…Exploring Ireland’s Rugged Ring of Kerry

A gentle sprinkle of rain dusted the windshield of the car as the smell of wet grass leaked through the air vent of my rental car – I slowly puttering my way around the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland, more popularly known as the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is an extremely popular tourist […]

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