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What's the Craic, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

What's the Craic

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... as I planned it. The rest of my time in Ireland, it seemed, wouldn't be. I was set to spend a little under a week in Ireland before flying over to Glasgow. As I envisioned it, I would spend a few nights in Dublin with CJ, my three neighbors from Ios ...

100 K Day, Galway, Ireland travel blog

100 K Day

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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We cycled 100km toady.  And that's all I have to say about ...

Misery on a Bike, Castlebar, Ireland travel blog

Misery on a Bike

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... my glasses, or my heady was bowed and eyes squinting against the rain.  This was one of the most beautiful areas for Ireland and I was excited to photograph it, but the rain and the clouds hid the mountains from me today.  Eventually the ...

Newcastle-Ijmuiden, Newcastle, United Kingdom travel blog

Newcastle-Ijmuiden

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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Newcastle to Ijmuiden Would you believe there are no ferries running from Edinbrough on a Wednesday? Oh well, it's a lovely day for a drive down to Newcastle, England. That done, we were last to board the big P&O Queen of Scandinavia Ferry to ...

Here Comes the Sun, Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

Here Comes the Sun

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... for two reasons. Firstly, it meant we could sleep in a bit. I've spent four days and nights on the island (can't say Ireland -- this is technically the UK) and all four ended late and started early, so sleep was a treasured commodity. Second, and more ...

Lost and Found Again -- European Escapades, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Lost and Found Again -- European Escapades

A travel blog entry by onceinalifetime

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A silver car rolls by and approaches the two hikers deep in discussion at a pullover on the outskirts of Cardiff's Brecon Beacon National Park. Without hesitation the window rolls down and the man leans out. "Hey, are you two Canadian?" The ...

Derry/Londonderry, Derry, United Kingdom travel blog

Derry/Londonderry

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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We headed for Derry via the slieve league which is yet another beautiful area of western Ireland. It proved to be a gorgeous drive on the way to northern Ireland. Derry or londonderry depending on your allegiance is definitely the most tumultuous place ...

And so the Sri Lankan chapter ends, Carrickfergus, United Kingdom travel blog

And so the Sri Lankan chapter ends

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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And so the travel blog ends as it started, back in Baltic Carrickfergus! It's hard to believe that the Sri Lankan adventure is over. Here's a summing up of the last few days in sunny Hambantota.   Wednesday was our last official day with the kids ...

Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

Belfast

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Belfast is without question the place that we are most pleased we visited. We may not choose to ever come back, but to get a glimpse of all it is and was, has been extremely enlightening. Where Derry had a more historical focus on its struggles, ...

Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland travel blog

Kilkenny

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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We checked out of our b&b (it was wonderful by the way, Mary O'Leary even did our laundry! And yes that is her real name talk about Irish eh). Anyway we picked up our ford fiesta at the airport. A pretty solid car- yet wee. The good thing is we may ...

Aran Islands, Kilronan, Ireland travel blog

Aran Islands

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Ahh nature. The aran islands are a set of three islands off the galway coast in the Atlantic. It is stunningly beautiful and eerily desolate at the same time. The island is covered with limestone slates and is filled with walls of stones that the farmers ...

They Speak English Here?, Cork, Ireland travel blog

They Speak English Here?

A travel blog entry by danblank

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... roads. For another, the tremendous economic boom that has hit the country is only now, at best, extending to roadwork. Ireland has experienced a tremendous economic turnaround since the introduction of the euro (just about the only country to make such a ...

Westport and Sligo, Sligo, Ireland travel blog

Westport and Sligo

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... mountains.  Pretty amazing accomplishment actually and certainly a unique experience. We both enjoyed the experience (if you are curious to see it I think their website is www.gyreum.com). Off to explore Donegal and then to Northern ...

Dublin stop, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Dublin stop

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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Cheap sweaters - from China - no more?, Aran Islands, Ireland travel blog

Cheap sweaters - from China - no more?

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... were used to identify lost fishermen. Before the use of dental record matching or DNA samples. Even though the west of Ireland has been producing sweaters and jerseys and woollen and woven things for centuries, China probably beats them when it comes ...

Ca'Nuck of the Irish, Leenane, Ireland travel blog

Ca'Nuck of the Irish

A travel blog entry by dinojay2

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... literally create an attractive culture of pride, community and the diligent use of pastels. While not exactly a cultural phenomenon, driving in Ireland was certainly a foreign experience for me and, seeing as how we rented a car for our entire 2 week stay ...

It's only hours away!!, Still Carrick, United Kingdom travel blog

It's only hours away!!

A travel blog entry by carjack83

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I just have to say my plane leaves in 11.5hrs.....how mad is that!! So it's so long, farewell and bon ...

green pics for LP TT..., SE Asia, India, Ireland, New Zealand..., United States travel blog

green pics for LP TT...

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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these are pics i chose from to post in a monthly photo contest on lonely planet's thorn tree forum, The theme in Dec. is 'green' and it also has to relate to travel... see the next travelogue entry (click on the photo in the gallery) to see which one ...

Kinsale, Kinsale, Ireland travel blog

Kinsale

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... It was a nice break on our drive and apparently a popular place of escape for people from the cities in southern Ireland (see pictures). OK Kinsale.  Our B&B is situated along the gorgeous coastal highway isolated from just about everything but ...

The Normandy to Normandy, Irish Sea, Ireland travel blog

The Normandy to Normandy

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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On the train to Caen, Normandy, Northern France GMT +1:00 hour All aboard So the day of our departure (yesterday) finally arrived and we were diligently dropped at the Rosslare ferry terminal by my parents (thanks again folks). It was a ...

Arrival in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Arrival in Dublin

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... than I expected. The food wasn't, of course. I think my supper was salmon but it was hard to tell. First impressions of Ireland: Sunny! First bus was a double-decker (we rode on the top, at the front--I've always wanted to). It was pretty scary ...

HOME, Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

HOME

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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We hung about with Shane and Steve of a few days to catch up. We still had 2 weeks left till our flight home. Shane was heading down to Sydney and Steve was waiting to go north still. This would have mean't hanging about Brisbane for a week, with ...

Discouragement, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Discouragement

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... as far as I know). If I do go home early, I know I should travel around a bit, at least to the parts of Ireland everyone has recommended to me (Kerry, Donegal, Northern Ireland, the Blarney Stone, the Cliffs of Moher), to Norway via Jamie, maybe to ...

Quiet weekend, Irish news, and banana eaters, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Quiet weekend, Irish news, and banana eaters

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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Had a quiet day today...did laundry, talked to Mom, then went out with Kristen (Aussie roommate) for a bit to a pub called The Quays. Wasn't feeling well, though, so when another Aussie friend of hers arrived, I went back to the hostel early. Helena ...

Downs and Ups, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Downs and Ups

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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Thursday did not begin auspiciously. I got the Galway Advertiser for the job classifieds and unhappily discovered that the options were pretty limited. Just like the paper at home--labourer jobs, sales assistant, here and there a secretarial position. ...

Kilmeague, Ireland, Kilmeague, Ireland travel blog

Kilmeague, Ireland

A travel blog entry by jennykelly

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... few photos soon since we are staying at Des's cousins Kit and Gwen for a couple of days in a beautiful part of country Ireland called Kildare. We have no complaints about the weather in the Northern Hemisphere so far, save for one very rainy day, ...

Meeting people in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Meeting people in Dublin

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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So far I've met 5 people...2 Swappers I've talked to before, one Texan (who's been living in London on SWAP and so she doesn't sound Texan anymore), one German (who also speaks Russian, English, and Spanish) and one Japanese girl. Yesterday evening I ...

Dashed hopes, sunsets, and friends, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Dashed hopes, sunsets, and friends

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... family is what matters, so he'll never get to do what he loves again). I know, I know, that has implications here: I'm in Ireland, so it shouldn't matter what job I get, right? Yet somehow it does. I wasn't really thinking about that though. A nice ...

A quiet long weekend, Galway, Ireland travel blog

A quiet long weekend

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... to be in Ireland isn't all it's cracked up to be. October 25 This was still the weekend...it's a bank holiday in Ireland, though I don't know why. Finally got photos on CD and uploaded them to my travelogue, up to Sept. 21 (Connemara). Actually I ...

On the Road Again, Galway to Dingle, Ireland travel blog

On the Road Again

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... Listowel. Other observations: The mid-Kerry accent (e.g. Listowel) is quite heavy, though not stereotypically Irish. The bus system in Ireland isn't particularly friendly, in that you have to know what to do and where to go--not just when getting off ...

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