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Summer in Éireann..agus in Árainn, part II

Bad weather is probably not often a good thing when you’re on holiday..but it has its advantages sometimes, at least with regard to outdoor tourism. If you don’t mind getting out when it’s grey or wet, then you’ll probably find … Continue reading

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Summer in Éireann..agus in Árainn

Our trip to Ireland this Summer started in Gleann Dá Loch (anglicized as Glendalough), the Valley of the Two Lakes..and its monastic settlement and surrounding hills and mountains. When we arrived the country was still recovering from one of the … Continue reading

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Ireland, part II: the East ain’t so bad either(!)

While the wild West is undoubtedly where it’s at in Ireland if you are looking for natural beauty, it has to be said that the East coast has its attractions too. For most tourists the Irish capital is the obvious … Continue reading

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Ireland: the West is the best!

Two weeks spent in Ireland this Summer confirmed several things for me. Firstly, the Greeks and Romans, who surely saw the outer Atlantic island as a dark and wintry place and called it names like Scotia and Hibernia, were right. … Continue reading

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