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Once Upon a Time..., Galway, Ireland travel blog

Once Upon a Time...

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today was mostly a day of running around:  post office, laundry, groceries.  It’s amazing how long such things take when you’re struggling to find them all!  We wanted to get this done so we’d be ready to set out on our ...

Ireland redeem yourself, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Ireland redeem yourself

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... enshrouded in fog and we could barely see the water 20 feet from the boast's edge.  Not a reassuring entrance to Ireland.  Newby travelers made their grand appearance toady.  We arrived in a new country and large city without any ...

Finally ~ Some people to talk to !, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Finally ~ Some people to talk to !

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Finally ~ some people to talk to!  As much as I love my husband (and I really do) it's nice to have some other people to converse with.  Much of the time when traveling, we're under some stress of pain of cycling, confusion of wrong turns, or ...

the Cliffs of Insanity!, Doolin, Ireland travel blog

the Cliffs of Insanity!

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... nbsp; So instead, they made them work for it.  Since they didn't want the work to actually benefit the infrastructure of Ireland or help in anyway, they had them build walls to nowhere.  Many of the walls are partially built because the ...

More Feckin' Old Stuff, Strabane, United Kingdom travel blog

More Feckin' Old Stuff

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Had a beautiful sunny day to cycle today.  Too bad this sickness is kicking my butt and there's limited power to push me up the hills.  Poor Brian is puttering along with his slow wife as she's sweating and heaving without going anywhere.  ...

Ready for the off!, Sligo, Ireland travel blog

Ready for the off!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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Can't believe it's finally June and I only have 2 weeks left till D-day. The career break's granted, the house is let, the mail's redirected, the savings are in the bank and the bag is packed... I'm ready to go. It's sixteen years since i left Japan for ...

Les Miserables Part Deux, Strandhill, Ireland travel blog

Les Miserables Part Deux

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... and dry and I can hear little Irish children playing outside in the wind and the rain!  You know you’re in Ireland when…Although, they haven’t been out like us today, and they have nice warm trailers to run into...but still! ...

OH MY GOD, I'M IN INDIA!!!, Delhi, Ireland travel blog

OH MY GOD, I'M IN INDIA!!!

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... of 'free sex' in my country, at which I looked suitably horrified and school ma'am-ish and informed him that Ireland is a conservative Catholic country in which it is extremely impolite even to mention such things!! And it worked, he actually looked ...

Making our way through Ireland, Mullingar, Ireland travel blog

Making our way through Ireland

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... an outstretched the direction we want to go and it seems to be working thus far - even in the round-a-bouts.  Drivers in Ireland are pretty good with cycles too, but don’t give as wide a berth (yet they’re not traveling nearly as fast ...

Dublin, Ireland - Day 1, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Dublin, Ireland - Day 1

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Lets just say our wonderful airplane experience of nearly pure bliss was followed by a nearly pure meltdown mode with the kids. It was half funny, and half ... not. All four of us turned in to zombies for the first half of the day as we tried to fight ...

Stones, stones, and more stones!, Inishmore, Ireland travel blog

Stones, stones, and more stones!

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Today we were setting off to the Aran Islands.  There are 3 different ones, and they all have very small populations, practice some traditional farming, and are skattered with old ruins.  We set off to the Tourist Information ...

"What are: Things that contain water, Alex"

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Awoke this morning and did my usual go to the washroom routine.  Slipping on my left shoe I felt my toes squished into something.  Hopping around on one foot, I frantically tried to get my sandal off again only to find my toes covered in ...

Goodbye Paris!, Swords, Ireland travel blog

Goodbye Paris!

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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We start the day by getting all the bags completely packed. All the last odds and ends and such. Today is our last day in Paris. Well, not a full day really. But we'll make the most of it. Mimi makes a boulangerie run with the kids, giving ...

Cycling Again, Roundstone, Ireland travel blog

Cycling Again

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100’s of shades of green all around you, and all you can see is the road ahead of you.  Occasionally a spark of hot-pink fuchsia or sky-blue hydrangea alert you to the fact that there may be a house in behind the stone wall and thick brush ...

Where in the World is GUINNESS?, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Where in the World is GUINNESS?

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... .  It's the #1 attraction in the city, so we did the tourist thing today.  Brian loves Guinness, and has been waiting for Ireland to have his first pint.  What better way to do it? But first we had to get there.  I decided to sit ...

Lovely ride along the Coast, An Clochán, Ireland travel blog

Lovely ride along the Coast

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Beautiful cycle along the hilly coast.  Tried several times to video parts of the tide for you to see, but the camera would have none of it.  Didn’t like the jostling or something… Went through a few small towns and saw traditional ...

Dublin, Ireland - Day 2, Howth, Ireland travel blog

Dublin, Ireland - Day 2

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... hoofed it about a mile to the nearest DART station. All of the research I had done on Dublin told me that for a true Ireland experience, one must travel to the countryside. Unfortunately for us, time wouldn't allow for that this trip. BUT, we could come ...

India - yay or nay?, Bangor, United Kingdom travel blog

India - yay or nay?

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Getting a life after graduation is all well and good, but why sit around waiting for job replies when you can be travelling? This niggling insidious little thought has been bothering me a lot in the past week. To humour it, I picked a destination: ...

The land of U2, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

The land of U2

A travel blog entry by janda

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... snowing!! DB do I look like the Queen because of all the grey hair? (I can read between the lines!) So we have arrived in Ireland. We got in at dinner time last night. It was our first flight with Ryan air and it was nerve racking. The flight was ...

Getting ready to go again, Belfast, Ireland travel blog

Getting ready to go again

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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Well hello to everyone. We are heading away from Belfast again on 3rd September. In our time back we have done our best to catch up with everyone possible and will do over next few weeks. If we don't, i am sure you all realise we are up to our eyes ...

Here Comes the Sun, Strandhill, Ireland travel blog

Here Comes the Sun

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... food :) We wandered the beach for the rest of the afternoon watching learning surfers try things out.  Never knew that Ireland was such a hot spot for surfing!  Wandering a little further we found an old deserted church and cemetary.  ...

And back to the beginning.....(plus hacking fun!), Newcastle, United Kingdom travel blog

And back to the beginning.....(plus hacking fun!)

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Well, after a few weeks of visiting family down south, we finally complete the journey full circle and end up back "home". We were planning on seeing some friends on the way up, but Emma wasn't feeling great last week and had a stint of antibiotics to ...

Hearing aids and Bookies, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Hearing aids and Bookies

A travel blog entry by janda

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So we have enjoyed two full days in Ireland now. We are amazed at how many 'book makers' store fronts there are here. It seems as though there is one every couple of blocks. We also have been struck by the number of hearing aid stores there are. (Now it ...

Guiness and Leprechauns, Ballyheigh, Ireland travel blog

Guiness and Leprechauns

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... of Ballyheigh, this weekend was the traditional celebration of the pattern festival. This was a real glimpse into small time Ireland. Various families presumably from around the county descended on Ballyheigh for the weekend to set up stalls and peddle ...

Passport to Rio, Belfast, Ireland travel blog

Passport to Rio

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Well folks the long awaited day has arrived and in an hour`s time we`ll be on our first flight of many! So excited!!! We`ll finally get into Rio at 08.10 tomorrow after 15 hours on the plane, but it`ll be worth every minute! We`ll keep you updated and ...

Goodbye Kilmeague, Newbridge, Ireland travel blog

Goodbye Kilmeague

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... through the lightening, thunder and rain Jim and Paul managed to get us safely through the hair raisingly narrow streets of beautiful Ireland. It's true what they say about the forty shades of green of Eire, even in the summer it's green ...

Kit and Gwen's Ireland, Co. Kildare, Ireland travel blog

Kit and Gwen's Ireland

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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My brother Lou and partner Lynn joined us at John and Jenny's for a night and were delighted with the cooked English breakfast John and Jenny prepared as a team effort. We ate so much we didn't eat again till tea time. The following day Des and I caught ...

Feckin' old stuff, Ballyshannon, Ireland travel blog

Feckin' old stuff

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... it in the deep heart's core.  We also clambered around Creevykeel tombs.  If I had to pick one thing to describe Ireland with, at this point it would be cemeteries.  Whether it's recent ones, old ones, or megalithic ones, they seems to ...

Back home - for now at least + Trans-Sib Itinerary, Newcastle, United Kingdom travel blog

Back home - for now at least + Trans-Sib Itinerary

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Just back from Deb & Nicks after a good drive. Had to post a couple of e-mails we received after sending some enquiries to Kostya (a Russian) related to our Trans-Sib trip! ------------------------ Hi David. Glad to hear from you. I got ...

From Sri Lanka with Love..., Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

From Sri Lanka with Love...

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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3 years later and the blog is being activated for the 4th time for Team Lanka13. Team Lanka13 is made up of Sweet 16yr old Hannah, Tremendous 20yr old Emma and myself (I'll just say 21+VAT). I’ve known these girlies since they were both in nappies ...

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