Ireland
County Limerick

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  • Day8

    Adare Manor ♥️

    November 14, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    We spent the last two nights living it up at Adare Manor, complete with way too much food, estate walks, chess, clay pigeon shooting, and a lot of relaxation. This place is stunning and we lucked out and had two beautifully sunny days to explore the grounds (840 acres!).

    Adare Manor was built in 1832 by the Dunraven family (Earl of Dunraven that is) and over the more recent years turned into a luxury hotel and golf course (planned home for the Ryder cup 2026!). It is full of charm and cute nooks and crannies to hang out in, such as the cute cozy cocktail bar in the basement, or the drawing room complete with chess and shelves of books. And each room had a fire going!

    We spent our time lounging in the room, complete with fancy automated blinds and Avenger movies :) we were also lucky enough to get to go clay pigeon shooting! Which believe or not, we were pretty good at! Our instructor was fantastic and we spent the hour learning the best way to hold the double barrel shotgun and the different types of sport shooting events (and trying them out ourselves!) A lot of fun!

    Also along the grounds we got to check out the walled gardens, the river along the golf course, faerie Forest, and the sweetest pet resting place ♥️

    We capped off our second night with a dinner at the oak room! Oh my so much food, so good. It just received a Michelin star and it did not disappoint! Here was our many many courses:
    1. Welcome champagne
    2. Canapies: oyster with a zingy sauce, truffle goat cheese puffs (there is a fancy name for this but I don't remember!), and ??
    3. Beet salad with horseradish ice cream
    4. Raviolo with some tasty cream sauce
    5. Scallop
    6. Monk fish with caviar
    7. Duck with lentils and potatoes (main course at #7?!)
    8. Cheese plate - hand selected from 14 different cheeses, with truffle infused honey 😭
    9. Plum ice cream
    10. More dessert: macaroon, Adare chocolates, and frozen lollipop
    11. Seriously even more dessert - anniversary chocolate cake
    12. Food coma forever, good night 💤
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  • Day18

    On the road to Dingle

    February 19, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    We stopped for coffee in Moneygall where there is a fine local tribute to President Obama whose 2nd great grandparents are from there.
    President Obama’s visit to Moneygall is well chronicled and he and President Kennedy and
    President Clinton who helped with the peace talks to end the Irish Troubles, are highly liked here.
    This time of year is road
    construction and repair before the tourism season starts up again in late April.
    We continue to marvel at how well people navigate on roads that can be challenging. Joerg loves driving here !
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  • Day2

    Was war nochmal ein Limerick?

    August 5, 2020 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Limerick war vor einigen Jahren Stadt der Literatur, in diesem Zuge hat sie sich richtig rausgeputzt
    Von unserem Zimmer haben wir einen schönen Blick auf den Shannon
    Nicht weit entfernt ist die Dolan Bar, eine der berühmtesten Bar Irlands, täglich mit live music, heute leider nicht, beeindruckend ist die Anzahl der Whiskey FlaschenRead more

  • Day19

    Thatched roof cottages and gardens

    July 25, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Adare is a lovely Irish village, with its main street lined with thatched roof cottages, each boasting colourful gardens.

  • Day9

    Sightseeing in Adare

    June 27, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    After a filling and tasty lunch, we set out to explore Adare for a bit.

    When I picked Adare as the waypoint for today’s drive, it was because I wanted to see the thatched cottages in the village. Turns out that two of the cottages, built on the orders of the Countess of Dunraven, burned down in 2015 and the others house restaurants and shops. They weren’t the charming cottages I’d been envisioning. Oh well.

    I was also hoping to check out the ruins of a couple of monasteries. Turns out that in place of two of the ruins there are churches now — the Trinitarian Abbey, where the monastery by the same name once stood, and the Church of St Nicholas, built on the grounds of the Augustinian Friary. Both churches have beautiful stained glass windows, so at least we had a chance to see them.

    The third ruins — those of the Franciscan Friary — are indeed ruins, but they are only accessible from the grounds of Adare Manor … not open to the public, but can be seen on a tour. Since we had some exciting plans for later in the day, we didn’t have time for a tour unfortunately.

    But I at least got a shot of Desmond Castle reflected on the River Maigue before we left Adare ... even if it met taking my life in my hands to do so!
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  • Day9

    Lunch Time!

    June 27, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    The route we selected for our move today took us through the Village of Adare, where we hoped to visit some ruins ... possibly tour a castle ... and have lunch.

    Food first. After parking the car, we stopped at the Info Center and asked for a recommendation for lunch. We were given several options for pub grub ... all sounded good. What determined our final decision ... seating availability. Adare was hopping today!

    The food at Aunty Lena’s was delicious ... though the portions were a little bigger than we expected. The Beef & Guinness Casserole I ordered was essentially a stew topped with mashed potatoes and served with buttered vegetables. Mui got the “Goodness Bowl,” which included greens, as well as tasty tidbits of quinoa and falafel. He asked that it be topped with a fillet of salmon to increase the protein.

    I broke down and finally ordered a Guinness. I don’t care for dark-colored beers, but I figured I couldn’t visit Ireland and not taste it ... a bit malty with a molasses back note. I’ll stick to Rockshore, in the future ... also brewed by Guinness.
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  • Day7

    Into each life some rain must fall...

    September 20, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Alll day, with no respite. Made touring very difficult, and most disappointing for the much anticipated Rock of Cashel, which is such an impressive site, but, alas, the rain kept us from the full experience. We took the 45-minute tour and were so miserable, we opted not to explore any further. We also skipped our planned Cahir Castle tour, but did tour the Swiss Cottage which the owners of Cahir Castle had built to enjoy simpler life (think Marie Antoinette's hamlet at Versailles).
    The Irish "tink" (not think), and it "tunders" (not thunders), and things are "lovely," and they want to know how "ye" are; they are warm and hospitable.
    Ireland has been good. (But, I "tink" me heart still remains firmly in Tuscany and France.)
    Blessed more than I deserve and am glad I've seen Ireland (and we conquered the driving!)
    NYC, here we come!!!
    (The fourth picture is taken from entering Cashel, and seeing the Rock of Cashel in the distance over the town, but I'm afraid the rain hinders being able to see it, and certainly to appreciate it!)
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  • Day8

    Foynes Flying Boat Museum

    October 10, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Killorglin was a nice place to visit and the hospitality at Rivers Edge Guest House was great. However, it was time to move on.

    Whilst in Limerick a few days ago, we came across information about the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. We couldn’t get there at the time but we thought it a good place to visit when next nearby. And so was the case.

    There were 6 years of flying boat service in and out of Foynes, 1939-1945, and then it was over. The Boeing 314s were, I suppose, at the end of the evolutionary tree, and by 1946 land based planes had taken over.

    The thought of flying from America to Ireland and having both sleeping quarters AND a 14-seat dining room, whilst in the air, must have seemed almost implausible at the time. Nevertheless, that was what was promised and provided. Naturally, it was limited to those with serious money, such as politicians, high ranking armed forces personnel, and film stars such as Maureen O’Hara.

    From there we headed off to do a bit more of the Atlantic Way. We travelled on the ferry from Tarbert Port and then drove on the Atlantic Way as far as Spanish Point before we ran out of time and headed to our bed for the night, in the Rowan Tree Hostel in Ennis.

    This is our first night in a youth hostel and first impressions were very good. We walked up to the local supermarket, bought some provisions and had a relaxing dinner. Robyn had a bad experience with Scrabble and gave up early on!
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  • Day4

    Adare, Ireland

    April 26, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    In de namiddag bezochten we Adare, een klein historisch dorpje met een aantal traditionele huisjes en een indrukwekkend kasteel. We kregen ook uitle over de geschiedenis van het stadje door Lady Dungraven, een grappige dame die veel wist over haar familiegeschiedenis.Read more

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County Limerick, Luimneach