Category: Ireland Blog

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”

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.… Continue Reading “The Coastal Cottage Ruin”

The Beauty of Powersourt Estate

The Serenity of Dolphin Pond

‘Green thumb’ is not an adjective that would describe me. In fact, the reason that plants flourish in my house is because they are artificial. So, until recently, I would simply drive by places that had ‘garden’ in its name. September 2013 changed that.… Continue Reading “The Beauty of Powersourt Estate”

Ireland in December

Along the Wicklow Gap, County Wicklow

Thinking about traveling to Ireland in December? Wondering what it is really like? While I am not an expert, I can share what I have found from my two trips in south County Tipperary (2012) and County Wicklow (2014). The Weather. The published average… Continue Reading “Ireland in December”

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