Category: Ireland June 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… Continue Reading “Ireland Still Surprises Me”

The Dark Hedges :: A Contradiction

The Dark Hedges, County Antrim

It has been almost a year and I am still trying to best articulate the Dark Hedges.  I find that they are a bit of a contradiction. They do make a great image.  I believe it is due to the way the hedges allow… Continue Reading “The Dark Hedges :: A Contradiction”

A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s

The Purple of the Knockmealdown Mountains

The first time I heard of the Knockmealdown Mountains was the first morning in Ireland at breakfast. We were sitting next to an English couple and they were discussing the previous day’s tour.  We must have had that ‘where do we start’ (a.k.a., deer in the… Continue Reading “A Mountain’s Purple Carpet :: The Knockmealdown’s”

In Search of Poppies

Poppies & Rye, County Carlow

Poppies and Ireland are two things that I would not have paired.  Yet, I started to notice images of poppies in my news feeds a couple of years ago.  Not a lot, but enough to catch my attention.  I would find myself thinking …… Continue Reading “In Search of Poppies”

Summer Solstice at Newgrange

Summer Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange, County Meath

When traveling, I suggest utilizing the ‘tools’ that have been made available to you.  Many are free! The one that I have learned to embrace, or at least when I want to, is jet lag.  I am very fortunate.  I have been able to… Continue Reading “Summer Solstice at Newgrange”

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