Inismore cliffs on the Aran Islands

A Little Dancing… A Céilidh on the Aran Islands

The local residents living in the Aran Islands are as unique as the topography of this small chain of limestone islands lacing across the top of Ireland’s wind-swept Galway Bay. Known across the country as the cultural heart and soul of the Emerald Isle, the Aran Islands boast not only a prehistoric, but also some …

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A Little Anecdote… That Time I Lost a Hubcap Driving in Ireland

“Umm, did you hear that sound?” I oh so casually asked Laura as we drove from Doolin—a quaint and inviting village on Ireland’s wild west coast—toward the Cliffs of Moher. Laura, partially deaf in one ear, paused to consider and definitively shook her head before re-launching into her story. But I couldn’t shake the nagging …

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A Little Adventure… Navigating Conor Pass & Hiking Mount Brandon

In addition to Ireland’s most scenic coastline and sights: Slea Head Drive, and Fungie the Dolphin in Dingle town harbor, there are two other parts of the Dingle Peninsula that I really loved. Spending several days in Dingle town, and then driving the Dingle Peninsula were among my favorite experiences in Ireland (and the sites on Dingle …

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A Little Charm… Completely Won Over By Dingle Town

Dingle is a true travel gem, and I usually hate using that phrase. This quiet, unassuming peninsula lies just north of the well-touristed Ring of Kerry, but is a world apart in terms of pace and welcome. And although nearly all the Irish you meet anywhere in Ireland are ready with a warm “hello” and …

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Driving the Ring of Kerry

A Little Green… Driving 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 was slowly puttering my way around the Iveragh Peninsula in Ireland, more popularly known as Ireland’s stunning Ring of Kerry. How & When to Drive the Ring of Kerry …

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Beara Peninsula in Southern Ireland

A Little Warmth… Finding 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 my brightest idea. But for all of the plan’s faults, it did show me just how far the Irish will go for the sake of some friendly hospitality. …

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