Ireland

March - September 2015
March - September 2015
  • Day183

    Muckross Abby

    September 26, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Now the pictures do NOT do it justice!
    Muckross Abbey is one of the major ecclesiastical sites in Killarney. It was founded in 1448 as a Franciscan friary for the Observantine Franciscans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, it became the burial place for prominent County Kerry poets O'Donoghue, Ó Rathaille and Ó Súilleabháin.
    The abby although damaged and ruined as a result of many damages over the years from raids and attcks on the friary still holds so much history! The long corridors and open windows are stunning and the whole Abby is centered around a larg tree that has been growing in therw for hundreds of years!
    One of the things that interested me was a tomb stone dating back three centuries and with my mothers maiden name! Have i a little Irish in my after all???
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  • Day183

    Muckross Park,

    September 26, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After adventuring through the Killarney National park we made our way down to Muckross Park, still inside the Killarney National Park however way to far to walk if you want to include all of the sites in one day, so we took the bus down the road into Muckross Park which had peaceful surrounding when walking to the next site!!
    It really felt like somthing out of a childrens book, walking down the woodland trail hoping not to get lost! At least there are no bears in Ireland thank god!!
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  • Day183

    Ross Castle

    September 26, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    In the Killarney National Park is a small castle "Ross Castle" which dates back to the  15th century and was owned by one of the ODonoghue Ross chieftains who were essentially wealthy farm owners.
    It was easy to take a step back in time and feel how they lived and even more how the Irish laws were in that time, at one point in the 18th century people were taxed for having roofs on the houses!! A ROOF TAX!! Along with window and candle tax! Some people found the price to much as did the owners ofthe castle at this time and burnt down the only wooden roof which housed the living and dinning quarters! Leaving it open to the elements and eventually turned to ruins! Only when the last known owner in the early 90's passed it along to the heritage center did it get restored fully and is now on display!Read more

  • Day183

    Killarney National Park, Ireland

    September 26, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    On our walk through Killarney National park the deer roam free! And by chance i was lucky enough to see on up close, yes i was freaked out! But it was so worth it!
    We walked the trails through the park passing horse and carriage rides which i seemed to have missed at the front gate! Damn!! However the walk was much more exciting, and relaxing, when your not worried about a huge deer going to attack you! ( no it didn't happen.but i had my fears!!)Read more

  • Day183

    St Mary's Cathedral

    September 26, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Today we set of on an adventure around Killarney!
    On our way to the National park I came accross this absolutely beautiful cathedral, i stepped inside in complete awe of the simply yet spiritual building!
    And no the photos don't do it justice!

  • Day147

    Sky Garden

    August 21, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Today we set off to The Sky Gardens in Liss Ard Estate Skibbereen!
    The sky garden was original a place of relaxation, were rich nobal people would go and lie on the rock bed in the middle of the lowered ground.
    When laying down there i felt so relaxed! With nothing but the ground around you and the sky above!!
    Of corse we then climbed to the top of the grass ledge and rolled down!
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  • Day137

    Mums visit!

    August 11, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Today is the day!!! Mum and Joanne have finally made it all the way to Ireland!!
    After months of waiting long phone calls and letters back and forth they have finally arrived!
    On there first day in Cork they checked into there lovley first hotel with a waterfall out the back! Put there bags away and took to the streets to venture out into Corks busy city center! I took them to the famous Pennys which they fell in love with! Walked them up and down St Patricks street checking out the shops and finally to Skoozies for lunch and a much needed wine and chat! Before heading home for the night!Read more

  • Day113

    Spike Island

    July 18, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we took the ferry accross to Spike Island. The Island housed one of Irelands longest running prisons, and houses many military units.
    It was a out of the normal experience to step into the modern cells which closed in 2012. And to see the older structure of the prison.

  • Day113

    Titanic Musume

    July 18, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Today we visited the Titanic musume!
    It is located in Cobh a water front town and it was the last place the Titanic docked before it sunk.
    The musume is simply amazing! It allows you to interact with the times and even gives you a guest name on arrival who you follow through out the tour and at the end find out there fate!
    It was simply an amazing experience!
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  • Day107

    Shirkin island

    July 12, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Today we visited Shirkin Island!
    We traveled by boat and hiked to a little beach on the other side of the island to have a picnic.
    Accross our path we met goats walking along the beach, friends horses and many friendly locals!
    Fun fact all cars on the island are run down hooning cars!