Category: Ireland December 2014

Ireland Still Surprises Me

Derrybawn Bridge, Laragh, County Wicklow

I am getting ready to head back to Ireland.  So, it’s that time for the top, pre-vacation question.  You are going back to Ireland … again? It is then followed by … why?  There are some funs answers (50 Reasons Why I Return to…

The December Gardens of Wicklow

Tinakilly Country House Garden Stairs

December is fast approaching.  Are you thinking about Ireland, but you’re not sure where to go or what it might be like?  Let me help with some options.  The first … December Gardens in County Wicklow. I am heading back to Ireland in December….

My Love Affair with Cahir, County Tipperary

Summer at Cahir Castle

Cahir, County Tipperary, is one of my favorite places in Ireland.  Traveling to Ireland without stopping in Chair for a few hours seems … well, wrong.  In fact, in December 2014, while basing in County Wicklow, I heard Cahir’s ‘call’ loud and clear.  Enough that…

The Serenity of Malahide Harbour

Malahide Harbour at Dusk, County Dublin

‘Landlocked’ is a good adjective for me.  I am from the Midwest; raised in Wisconsin and currently calling Indiana my home. The Great Lakes have always been a relatively short drive, but they don’t see to draw me.  Instead, I find that I am…

The Coastal Cottage Ruin

The Cottage Ruin, Wicklow, County Wicklow

Black Castle in Wicklow, County Wicklow, is a great ruin. I almost missed it. As I was heading out of Wicklow, I decided to pull into a golf course. The green land and the deep blue of the Irish Sea was calling to me….

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