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The Ha'penney bridge in Dublin

Travel in Focus: Things to do in Dublin

Travel in Focus is a monthly feature highlighting the best travel tips and suggestions for a particular place from around the web.  Check out the internet’s best travel writing about Dublin to help you plan your trip! What to See in Dublin: A Magical Ride on Dublin’s Storytelling Bus from World Wide Writer Dublin, A Unesco […]

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Ireland Gypsy Caravan

Looking Down the Road: A Gypsy Caravan Holiday; A Unique Travel Experience

When a coworker told me that I could rent a Gypsy caravan, complete with horse and use it to explore the Irish countryside I really thought that she was joking at first.  After a Google search, I saw that she was telling me the honest to gosh truth, and the idea fascinated me. I love […]

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The Mourne Wall at the Silent Valley Reservoir, created to enclose the reservoir catchement area

What to see in Northern Ireland: Let the Fairies Roll Your Car Uphill at Spelga Dam

“Did she really just say that Fairies would roll our car up a hill?”  I asked my husband as we walked away, detailed directions in hand for a pleasant afternoon of driving through the Northern Ireland countryside. The friendly woman at the tourist information office had sketched out a route that would take us to […]

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Spring flowers in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin

A Springtime/Easter Photo for you!

Happy Easter (or happiest of Springs and merry Notsnowday for those here in the North and for those who are not into Easter). Here is a springtime photo for you to enjoy. Spring flowers in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin

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Us at Johnnie Fox's famous Hooley Night

What to do in Dublin – Johnny Fox’s Hooley Night

Looking for ideas of What to do in Dublin ?  Consider a trip to Johnnie Fox’s Pub for its famous Hooley Night. What is a Hooley night, you might be wondering?  At Johnnie Fox’s, Hooley night means a showcase of the best of Irish culture, including great local food, toe tapping Irish music and Irish dancing […]

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Ireland Countryside

St Patricks Day in Ireland

The biggest question since I got back has obviously been, “How was St. Patricks Day in Ireland?”  I am not wanting to disappoint anyone, but we discovered that  St Patricks Day in Ireland is celebrated very differently than we celebrate St Particks Day in the United States. We chose to forego spending St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin […]

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Fabulous Friday Foto: Famous Cliffs in Ireland – The Cliffs of Moher

  The Most Famous Cliffs in Ireland : We took a drive across the country from Dublin to visit the most famous cliffs in Ireland - the Cliffs of Moher.  They are located on the western side of Ireland, about 2 hours from Dublin.  Even on a rainy, foggy day, the cliffs were spectacular!  The layers […]

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Our car in Ireland

Transportation in Ireland: Car Rental Problems

Score for day one: Us 3, Dublin 1. All in all, things are going pretty well. We scored 3 goals today; making it successfully to the hotel in record time AND getting checked in and into Dublin in time to do some sightseeing this afternoon. We also scored a lunch of fish and chips from […]

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Viking Splash Duck Boat Tour

What to do in Dublin: Viking Splash Tours (the BEST tour in Dublin!)

Are you looking for suggestions about what to do in Dublin ?  I have a great one.  I can point you in the direction of the very best tour in Dublin. Hands down, the most entertaining, enjoyable tour in Dublin (and one of the best tours that we have ever been on anywhere, for that matter): Viking Splash […]

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Ireland Castle

Fabulous Friday Foto: Ireland Castle Photo

A beautiful castle seen while driving in the Irish countryside. Ireland is a country full of ancient ruins dotting the sides of the roads. You don’t have to drive very long before finding a castle to explore in private, as many of them have very little tourist traffic.

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