Ireland
Co Clare

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  • Day4

    Cliffs of Moher

    September 14, 2017 in Ireland

    Some more pics of the Cliffs and a few of the drive to Galway. All of the rock walls are so neat. They are everywhere. And the maintenance of everything. People are always cleaning and really taking care of the whole island. The towns are adorable and so full of character.

  • Day3

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    September 13, 2017 in Ireland

    6:30 P.M. And here we are again. We did leave but are here again for a Traditional Irish Evening. Where we will eat and watch dancing. . .we think. We are walking around the park and noticed we missed the piggery! We couldn't not see the piggies! 🐷🐽So Cute! And random goat. Did I mention that the evening tasked pave in the corn barn?! 🌽

  • Day3

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    September 13, 2017 in Ireland

    The O'Hurleys storming the castle! T trying to climb the wall! And then slipped on the wet grass right after I took the picture. So in the dungeon he goes! If you lived here you wouldn't need any exercise equipment. The stairs are crazy in this place. Narrow and steep. They put in hand rails but we were trying to imagine no rails and the guards in their armor! Craziness! And Roxy, I want this table for family dinner! 😄Read more

  • Day3

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    September 13, 2017 in Ireland

    What we were watching in the Corn Barn. Plus what Adrienne will eat under peer presure! We had to sit with other people. It was very uncomfortable. The only thing questionable was the salad but I lived! 😄 I had Salmon and T had Lamb Stew 🐑🙁😢

  • Day3

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    September 13, 2017 in Ireland

    We have been here all day! I thought the castle was pretty small and wouldn't take long to look at but the folk park is a village! So walking through the whole thing, going through all the farm houses, visiting with the animals, and look at all the flowers, well, puts us at ALL DAY! 😄 Plus the heavy spiratic showers of rain in which we had to look for cover because we haven't caught on to the spiratic rainfall by day 3 and left the umbrellas in the car! 😂🌂Read more

  • Day3

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

    September 13, 2017 in Ireland

    Just a few more pics...I love all the animals and flowers. We took a break and I had a hot chocolate and Terrance has a hot toddy. With all of the vitamin c, T has been taking leading up to this trip (and getting on me for not taking mine), he's a little sick (I'm not😋). A hot toddy is whiskey, hot water, lemon, and cloves. It tasted like hot cough syrup!😫 Terrance thinks we should just take pics of my face every time I try a new drink!😅 I found my chunky sweater! Even after I bought it I couldn't decide if it was really the one I wanted😧 I don't think the sales lady was too happy with me but I didn't originally want a zipper. Well, it's mine now! And I do like it, I just have my issues 🙃 Oh! And Terrance finally found the origin of the Hurley name!Read more

  • Day4

    Cliffs of Moher

    September 14, 2017 in Ireland

    Exciting day at the Cliffs of Moher! Just absolutely beautiful! I took 145 pictures of the Cliffs and the drive to Galway. These pics are on the way to the Cliffs and at the Cliffs. See anything of particular interest? The hotel was on the way to the Cliffs but I don't know exactly the town name. The houses are so adorable and the drive is so pretty. Here, of, course, are just a few. . .

  • Day8

    Cliffs of Moher

    September 10, 2016 in Ireland

    No words needed, enjoy these amazing pictures of the Cliffs of Moher! These pictures don't do justice to seeing the Cliffs in person. With perfect weather and no rain we got to spend an afternoon at Ireland's second most visited site after of course the Guinness factory.

  • Day28

    Last night I thought it would be good to take a trip to one of the Aran Islands. I didn’t consult the weather forecast and booked a trip to the smallest island Inis Oirr and then to see the Cliffs of Moher.
    I wasn’t so keen when I got to Doolin Pier. It was very cold and cloudy and looked a bit choppy.
    We all sat up the top in the open and it was very cold.

    It was a 30 min trip to Inis Oirr which is the closest island to Doolin. We all got off and some got on another boat to go to one of the other islands and the rest of us stay on Inis Oirr.
    To get around the island we had the choice of walking, bikes, horse and cart or private car. I chose the horse and cart.

    There have been people on the islands for centuries. The island is mainly limestone which has need dig up, made into walls and the soil improved with seaweed. The pony and trap took us up to the Flossy shipwreck and back around through the narrow roads to the main settlement.
    We were on the island for about 3 hours. The return trip went via the Cliffs of Moher. It was a lot rougher on the way back and I spent a lot of the trip with my eyes fixed firmly on the horizon. Once we reached the Cliffs it was a bit hard to see as everyone stood up and jostled for the best position to take photos.

    After we got back to Doolin I headed to see the Cliffs from the top. They were good but I’m sure they’d be magnificent in sunlight. It was still cloudy and the rain came in. Just drizzle but it did affect visibility.

    Last night I ate tea in the hotel restaurant and it was ordinary at best so I had to look for somewhere different tonight. I stopped at a pub in Lisdoonvarna. It was dark by the time I finished. It was a 45km trip that was meant to take 45 mins through narrow lanes and roads. The speed limit was generally 80 km/hr but I stuck to about 30 km/hr due to the roads and darkness. It took well over an hour to get back but I saw a rabbit, multiple frogs, a hare (I think) and two badgers. The badgers made the slow trip worth it.
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  • Day29

    The Burren

    October 2 in Ireland

    Today was my first real wet day in Ireland. I set out to take a closer look at The Burren. The Burren is a geological area in the area that I am staying. It’s mainly limestone hits more complex than that).
    I started out with a visit to the Kilmacduagh Monastery. I’d seen the ruins from the road yesterday on my way to Doolin but didn’t have time to go and take a look. It was mainly the round tower that intrigued me. Apparently they aren’t uncommon in Ireland and this one is the tallest surviving tower and has quite a lean on it.

    I visited the Burren Perfumery. They make everything on the premises and it was all reasonably priced. They showed a video of the The Burren and it would be beautiful to visit in the summer.

    Autumn is definitely becoming evident. The leaves are changing colour, the photos don’t do it justice.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

An Clár, An Clar, Co Clare

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