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A Little Cozy…Peat Fireplaces, Rugged Ireland, and Something Special

It’s the peat. Ireland just has this certain something that makes the country feel incredibly unique; a something that I couldn’t quite identify for the first three weeks I spent in the country. I’ve concluded that if Leprechauns, fairies and the such exist, then surely they all congregate in Ireland’s “Wild West.” From Galway City […]

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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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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 Warmth…A Wee Bit of Irish Hospitality

My Nissan Micra rental car was tiny…whatever you’re thinking, think smaller. Perhaps for this reason, the decision to sleep in said car for an evening wasn’t the brightest idea I’ve ever had. But for all of the faults in the plan, it did show me just how far the Irish will go for the sake […]

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