Monthly Archives: May 2015

Image by Image Ireland

Above: From the Book of Kells Below: Madonna and Child and chapel dome at the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Galway Spring fashion, Galway Spring at Kilkenny Castle National Defense Memorial, Dublin Street art Galway Street art Kilkenny

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Art and Image Ireland

Visual contemplations of the day. More to come … Dingle. Dublin Writers’ Museum Still Dublin

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Killarney National Park

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! Muckross House sits on 11,000 acres in the park, with its 65-room grand Tudor … Continue reading

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A Long Rocky Abbey Road in Ireland

(above)The Rock of Cashel is one of Ireland’s most spectacular archaeological sites. The ‘Rock’ is a prominent green hill, banded with limestone outcrops. It rises from a grassy plain on the edge of the town and bristles with ancient fortifications … Continue reading

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The Wild Atlantic Way

Where the land meets the sea. The Wild Atlantic Way is a 2,500 km driving route that passes through nine west coast counties and three provinces, from Donegal to Cork. Our part of it spanned from just outside of Galway … Continue reading

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Bridge contemplations~Dublin, Galway, and Kilrush

  A skiff, a crumpled throwaway, Elijah is coming, rode lightly down the Liffey, under Loopline Bridge, shooting the rapids where water chafed around the bridgepiers, sailing eastward past hulls and anchorchains, between the Custom House old dock and George’s … Continue reading

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Dublin Music and Bar Scene~Temple Bar

The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude. ~James Joyce, Dubliners A brisk evening out in Dublin in search a heck of a time or, as they say in Gaelic “craic” (crack). And we’re talking a … Continue reading

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