Travel Blogs from Ireland

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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 ...

It’s right in front of your eyes!, Rusheeny, Ireland travel blog

It’s right in front of your eyes!

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... in Times Square (not that I have been there, but I can imagine!) that read, wait for it, ‘Galway Discover Ireland Information Centre’. Go figure. And the more frustrating news …. it had closed five minutes earlier!! This whole debacle ...

Guiness and Leprechauns, Ballyheigh, Ireland travel blog

Guiness and Leprechauns

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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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 ...

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 ...

Feckin' old stuff, Ballyshannon, Ireland travel blog

Feckin' old stuff

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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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 ...

B'fast in England, lunch in Wales, tea in Ireland, Cheekpoint, Ireland travel blog

B'fast in England, lunch in Wales, tea in Ireland

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... badly. We didn’t have to put up with it for long though, as the ship soon docked ….. and we’re in Ireland, woohoo! We jumped back in the car and were off on the second driving leg of the day, heading to Faithlegg just near Waterford. ...

Not too close to the edge!!, Rusheeny, Ireland travel blog

Not too close to the edge!!

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We were pretty sad to leave our accommodation this morning, we have had such a lovely relaxing time in this house where you can sit in the lounge room, lie in bed or stand at the kitchen sink and look out across the hills of County Kerry. Every room had ...

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

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

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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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 ...

June and Tris Wedding in Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

June and Tris Wedding in Belfast

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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Before we landed on English soil, it was time for a whistle stop tour to Belfast and to attend June and Tris wedding.  We heard of their wedding plans whilst on the trip and the timing couldn't have been more perfect as it meant we could drop in on ...

We have Flights!, Newcastle, United Kingdom travel blog

We have Flights!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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After numerous iterations and changes to the route, we've finally booked our flights. The first of many major milestones in making the trip a reality. We searched around on the internet, read books, visited STA/Trailfinders and spoke to friends to ...

Ring O' Kerry, Bantry, Ireland travel blog

Ring O' Kerry

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... drivers Lou & Des with many winding roads uphill and down. I would have to recommend The Ring of Kerry to any visitor to Ireland. Our stay in a Caravan Park in Ballylickey was a lucky find as we danced, sang and laughed the night away in the local pub ...

dun laoghaire pin, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland travel blog

dun laoghaire pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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belfast pin, Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

belfast pin

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belfast ...

Camping Hell, Castlerock, United Kingdom travel blog

Camping Hell

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... on this beach was incredible!  The image of white sandy beaches is not one that commonly came to my mind when thinking of Ireland, but this trip has changed that image for me.  But somehow cars parked on the beach takes away from the beauty a ...

Hop on the Tourist Train, Ballycastle, United Kingdom travel blog

Hop on the Tourist Train

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... all of Europe.  We shall see about that! So we set off of the tourist train to 'do' the Northern Coast of Ireland.  First stop was Dunluce Castle.  This is a beautiful castle complex mostly built and revised in the 16th and 17th ...

A chance to help Smile!, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom travel blog

A chance to help Smile!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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BARN DANCE!! When - Saturday 12th April 2008 @ 7pm Where - Greenisland, Co Antrim, N Ireland Help to support Smile's work in Sri Lanka. You can see a snippet of what they do by reading my blog! Great night's entertainment for all ages and you get ...

4 days to go...., Carrickfergus!, United Kingdom travel blog

4 days to go....

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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Hi all!! This is my 1st entry and i'm still in bright and sunny NI!! I've uploaded some photos (if i ever work out how to do that!) which show details of where i'll be staying, who i'll be working with etc! I'm just thinking, the next time i'm ...

Did somebody say Guinness?, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Did somebody say Guinness?

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... building, the Natural History Museum, is a huge collection of animals. The 1st floor was all stuffed animals and skeletons from Ireland. The upper floors were animals of the world. It was the biggest collection of animals we had ever seen in one ...

The Atlantic and Ocean Boy, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

The Atlantic and Ocean Boy

A travel blog entry by janda

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... enquired at Finnigans about dinner (they only serve lunch). Then we made our way back to the hotel. Today is our last day in Ireland. We fly out at 6:10am tomorrow which means we will likely have to get up at 4am even though we are so close to the ...

Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Dublin, Ireland

A travel blog entry by tbassplayer

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... they could possibly be any parade at any time of year and there were marching bands from all over the United States and Ireland. I didn't see any European Marching Bands and it made me wonder if that's even something that is popular in Europe. There were ...

The world's best hostels are . . ., Dublin, Ireland travel blog

The world's best hostels are . . .

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... Hostel [Min 500 beds]: Wombat's City Hostel, Berlin, Germany 9. Most Improved Hostel: Marlborough Hostel, Dublin, Ireland Best Hostel Chain 1. Wombats, Austria and Germany 2. Hatters Hostels, England 3. St Christopher's Hostels - ...

Team Robart smash Boda Borg, Carrick-on-shannon, Ireland travel blog

Team Robart smash Boda Borg

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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... as we might we just couldn’t crack it. Finally, a while after lunch we returned to face our demon and a friendly guy from Northern Ireland who we had been chatting to earlier in the day told us what to do to get through it. Noooooooo!!!! We were so ...

Home Sweet Home???, Belfast / Portaferry, Ireland travel blog

Home Sweet Home???

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Well, we're back. The end of an era, the end of a dream... Yes, it's nice to be home, it's been a long time away from everyone we love and everything we know, and being home for Christmas is lovely. It's great to see everyone again and tell all our ...

Overnight with Shielagh and Dennis, Kinsale, Ireland travel blog

Overnight with Shielagh and Dennis

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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As night doesn't actually fall until about 10pm here we have plenty of time to look for overnight stops. We arrived at Kinsale with no room at any inn so we travelled along the coast to a great looking spot near a dairy farm. Lou checked with Shielagh ...

Goodbye Ireland, Larne, United Kingdom travel blog

Goodbye Ireland

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... time’ would drive me crazy!  It was always go Go GO!, but now I can take it more in stride now.  Leaving Ireland on the boat I’ve tried to reflect a bit on our first ‘finished’ country.  Of course, there’s so ...

What Do I Look Like, a Doctor?, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

What Do I Look Like, a Doctor?

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... any good visitor to the city, I dutifully made my first stop at the Guinness Store House (which also offered a student discount -- Ireland, like the Czech Republic, was a country with its priorities in order). The Store House is massive, as the ...

killarny pin, Killarney, Ireland travel blog

killarny pin

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