August 2017
  • Day22

    Dublin - Home

    August 29, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    What a journey we made in about 3 weeks time. Ireland is really a very beautiful and interesting country. There is so much to discover. One trip is not enough. We travelled Ireland by train, car and on foot. Each is a great way to discover the country, especially on foot. You get much closer to nature, culture and people. Weatherwise, it is a different story. you need to have waterproof clothes, at least the time we were there (august). But even rain can do pretty well on a photo. It will definitely not be our last trip to Ireland.Read more

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  • Day21

    Glendalough

    August 28, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    This is one of the earliest monastic settlements in the world. It was founded in the 6th century. It is lying in a very beautiful valley, which has been formed by glaciers. You can still see the original remains of the settlements.

  • Day21

    Greater Sugar Loaf Walk

    August 28, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    I was looking for a walk where I could see Dublin from a distance. On this day, this was perfectly possible. And getting to the top was more strenous that we thought. After 2 hours we happily returned to our starting point !

  • Day20

    Powerscourt House & Gardens

    August 27, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Powerscourt House & Gardens are a beautiful country estate lying in beautiful slopes of the Wicklow Mountains. The original castle was built in 13th century. In 1961 it was sold to a very well known family, the Slazenger Family, known for their sports business. You can also visit its huge garden full of plants from all over the world. Our Hotel was actually on the same estate, just close to the House.Read more

  • Day19

    Errisbeg Walk

    August 26, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    When getting up this morning, the sun was finally shining all over. We had yet to do a hike in the area as we couldn't do so because of the rain. So we decided to drive a bit to the southern part. There is a small hill called Errisbeg. It looked quite easy, but we had yet to avoid leaving the track. On our way back, we got a bit lost. But from the top of Errisbeg, we had this wonderful view from above. From here you can see that the southern part of Connemara looks more like a sponge. Its actually full of small lakes. I saw them already on the topo map before. Then, turning your head 180° around, you see a beautiful peninsula looking like a hammer.Read more

  • Day18

    Marconi Wireless Station

    August 25, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    This is the place, where the first trans-atlantic wireless service was established in 1907 and went on on a regular basis until 1917. It was destroyed during the Irish Civil War in 1922. On the same spot, Captain John Alkock and Leutenant Arthur Brown made an unplanned landing during the first non-stop trans-atlantic flight from Newfoundland.Read more

  • Day18

    Kylemore Abbey and Gardens

    August 25, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Kylemore abbey is still a fully working abbey. Until 2010 the abbey was used as a school. In the early 1920s, nuns from Belgium, who lost the abbey during the Ypres battle during the WWI, bought the castle and turned it into an abbey. Today it is together with the gardens one of the main tourist attractions of the area. But it was a rich businessman from Manchester, who built the castle in the 1880s. He had to sell the castle because of gambling.Read more