Travel Blogs from Ireland

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Corked, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Corked

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... is only 240ish K's back to Dublin, but with the way the roads are here, it took around three and a half hours, and this being Ireland, it also pissed down on the way back !!! And was this the equal of Dublin? Well it was loads smaller, but the prices ...

In the Absence of a Story, Details About Galway, Galway, Ireland travel blog

In the Absence of a Story, Details About Galway

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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After my previous evening of depression, I was still feeling pretty lousy. I slept late. When my roommates got up and started moving around, I stayed in bed, keeping my eyes closed and wishing I were alone. Eventually I delved into a book: The ...

Dublin again, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Dublin again

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... game. The weather was not good. It drizzled. Don't need to go into what happened but the score summed it up AUSTRALIA 9 - IRELAND 18 They deserved to win, so we went back to the Aussie bar to console ourselves and to do some Guinness drinking with ...

Moving On, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Moving On

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... ? Will I miss it? - Yes. Do I want to stay badly enough to work a minimum-wage job? No. I do want to travel around Ireland before I go. Maybe something will come up, somewhere. Maybe I'll fall in love with a place--and maybe there'll be a job ...

Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Dublin, Ireland

A travel blog entry by akawally

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... later, we stumbled back to the hotel with fish n' chips wrapped in newspaper, awoke the boys, and made them stand and sing for Ireland. -- Oh, right, that last part didn't really happen, or at least not by us. The rest of Dublin is nice, the churches ...

Ring of Kerry Tour and SUN!!, Blarney, Ireland travel blog

Ring of Kerry Tour and SUN!!

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... drove around the island. It was a very sunny and absolutely beautiful day out, which we counted ourselves lucky for being in Ireland and all.  We went to a granite quarry and climbed a huge hill to get a better view of the surrounding. ...

Oh my Guiness!, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Oh my Guiness!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... group of delegates from four continents, I felt very excited. Here's to a night to remember. Not many of the group had been to Ireland before, and with a line up consisting of people from Oman, the US, South Africa, France and Nigeria, to name but a few, ...

Home i couldn't finish this travelogue ..., Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

Home i couldn't finish this travelogue ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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... as the Northerners in our pub quiz as we were all either from the North Island, Northern England, Northern Hemisphere, or Northern Ireland. To Rachel for showing me the parts of the North Island the weather would let us. Finally to Elvis the driver on ...

Lovely Dingle and disorienting Listowel, Dingle to Listowel, Ireland travel blog

Lovely Dingle and disorienting Listowel

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... rather than dread. By the time I caught the bus, the sun had vanished (of course--a whole sunny day is rare). Ireland is unbelievably luminous in sunlight, but still evocative in cloud. Especially the Dingle Peninsula. We drove past fields backed by ...

Diving In, Muff, Ireland travel blog

Diving In

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... I found the place that I knew could quite possibly be the Mecca of diving. It wasn't Truk Lagoon even, but happened to be in Ireland, and I knew that I had to go. I have discussed this with Lucy over the years, and once she became a qualified diver, I ...

Thrift shopping, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Thrift shopping

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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Finally went to the newspaper again. They're not hiring (of course), but I was told that if I have an idea for an article about the city or the county, I can pitch it. Sound encouraging? It would, if I knew anything about a) journalism or b) the local ...

Megalithical, Sligo, Ireland travel blog

Megalithical

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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When going away for a weekend, there are certain items one must carry, and if going to Ireland, the the three most needed things are 1) A Passport 2) Clean Underwear 3) An Umbrella We have tried a gortex jacket, but an umbrella wins hands down ...

Galway days and nights, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Galway days and nights

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... have trees I associate more with California...those really spiky ones sort of like palm trees...and I've even seen a few monkey trees. Ireland is so temperate in climate that it can support them. You know how people say Ireland is so green? Well, it ...

An evening of reflection, Galway, Ireland travel blog

An evening of reflection

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... when a) you have to talk to your roommates and b) you have a ready-made conversation opener ("Where are you from?"). A realization that Ireland isn't like what you see in movies, at least not all of it (I assume it's like that somewhere). A lot of ...

The Angel's Trumpet, Cork, Ireland travel blog

The Angel's Trumpet

A travel blog entry by zento

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... one thing we noticed about Cork from the evening stroll the night before, was that it's densely populated with churches.   Ireland being a religious country, this didn't surprise me.  I had been, however, always under the impression that Northern ...

How you can help the charities., Derry, United Kingdom travel blog

How you can help the charities.

A travel blog entry by charity_cycle

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I hope that some of you who explore this travelogue will, like me, decide that these three charities are very worthwhile causes. If you do wish to donate a bank account specially for this event has been opened. Myself and a representative of one of the ...

Lazy Day at the Weekend, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Lazy Day at the Weekend

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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Shopping with Katherine...I bought a CD by an American folk singer named Eva Cassidy, whose music I love, so I'd have something to play on the cheap Discman that came with my mobile phone. I also almost bought a shirt, but decided it was too impractical ...

Northern Ireland, Belfast, Ireland travel blog

Northern Ireland

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... happy the people seemed to be... smiles everywhere. A great atmosphere at both pubs/clubs I went to. The scenery of Northern Ireland was superb... did a rope walk over the sea (Carricke) which was quite unique. Walking to the island off the coast ...

The home of Guinness!!, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

The home of Guinness!!

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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Here we all are in Dublin, Ireland together.  Our official last country I'll be seeing for the first time before heading back to London to hop on a plane home. :-(  We have spent the last 2 nights here (18th and 19th) and definatly like Ireland ...

Busy Cork, Cork, Ireland travel blog

Busy Cork

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... finding a bed. I've scored a 15 euro dorm bed in Cork for tomorrow night, before I leave for the north-west coast of Ireland. I'm really glad that I've booked my flight back to Perth now... I think I may be nearing the end of my trip because I lack ...

Home and settled now and i thought i would ..., Belfast, United Kingdom travel blog

Home and settled now and i thought i would ...

A travel blog entry by andyb

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Home and settled now and i thought i would remind those who were keeping an eye on my travelogue that i have uploaded a few photos from Thailand and India etc on the site so if you scroll down here and select the entry you can see them. This is the last ...

Our First entry, Belfast, Ireland travel blog

Our First entry

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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Nothing to say yet...... But at least we have our first ...

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland travel blog

Dublin

A travel blog entry by yah27

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You know you're flying to Dublin when a woman sitting next to you in her 70s orders two shots of vodka and a glass of wine during one hour flight. I thought to myself, my kind of town... This is why I purposely bought my ticket to spend my first weekend ...

The Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Ireland travel blog

The Ring of Kerry

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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... saw an old man toodling along on a bicycle, reminding me very much of the frail old man in Waking Ned Devine. An Ireland Moment! Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of him. At some point we also passed a village where someone built a boat-shaped house ...

Shamrocks and Leprechauns, Portrush, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom travel blog

Shamrocks and Leprechauns

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... and Sheila and were on the road by 8am. We drove for an hour down to Troon and caught the ferry across to Northern Ireland. We arrived at Larne, north of Belfast, at around midday and immediately set off around the coast. We hugged the coastline which, ...

Job interview and further doubts, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Job interview and further doubts

A travel blog entry by wonderer

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Interview today, for a temp job at NUIG (National University of Ireland--Galway, also apparently called University College of Galway). The campus was great, or at least the "Quad"/entry part of it. Old building with ivy on the front and a courtyard in ...

An end in sight, Wicklow, Ireland travel blog

An end in sight

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... for the French leg of the trip, and all accommodation has been pre-booked for the locations we'll be visiting from Ireland to Naples, Italy. All except for Venice that is. Booking reasonable accommodation ahead of schedule in Venice is a challenge, so ...

Stones, Galway, Ireland travel blog

Stones

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... to go back to the past. Megaliths here we come.   Preconceived Ideas   Thailand is the land of smiles. All Aussies are bronze. Ireland is green   County Clare   Car picked up, Tom Tom on, and off we went. We headed off in the ...

South West of Ireland, Cork, Ireland travel blog

South West of Ireland

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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Cork Kinsale Skibbereen Baltimore Ballydehob ...

More Cairns, Drogheda, Ireland travel blog

More Cairns

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... sleep, we dived in the car and headed of towards our next destination. The drive was great and the scenery was how I imagined Ireland to be. Green everywhere. Even the sun came out. Then we crossed the border, and even the island that some call Ireland ...

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