Sunday, July 22, 2018

Ireland 2019



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0 - 24 Fri - Fly MEM-DUB
1 - 25 Sat - Arrive in Dublin. Drive to Galley Head. Might visit Rock of Cashel on the way.
2 - 26 Sun - Galley Head. Hang out with the Toohigs. O'Donovan's Bar, Red Strand. Catering pizza for lunch.
3 - 27 Mon - Blarney. Blarney Castle, English Market Centre, Blarney Woollen Mills, Blarney Chocolate Factory.
4 - 28 Tue - Drive to Ashford Castle. Grange Stone Circle on the way.
5 - 29 Wed - Cliffs of Moher. Poulnabrone Dolmen on the way there. Dysert O'Dea on the way home.
6 - 30 Thu - Falcons. Lunch in Drawing Room. Ballyhaunis.
7 - 31 Fri - Drive to Dublin. Lunch at Wineport Lodge.
8 - 1 Sat - Dublin. Christchurch Cathedral, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Temple Bar, Book of Kells, Louis Mulcahy. Dinner at The Old Storehouse.
 - 2 Sun - Fly DUB-MEM

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
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It is the largest standing stone circle in Ireland, 150 feet in diameter and enclosed by 113 standing stones. The largest stone is Rannach Chruim Duibh (Crom Dubh’s Division) and is over 13 feet high and weighs 40 tons. The entrance stones are matched by a pair of equally impressive slabs on the southwest side, whose tops slope down towards each other to form a v-shape.

A short distance to the north-north east of the main stone circle, is a second smaller circle, also constructed of large stones. To the north of this is a large leaning standing stone.

Reviews

Surprisingly easy to find, has parking on both sides of the road and is free to enter and enjoy. They ask for a donation to help maintain the fence.

The circle is complete, there are stones or stone remnants at every point. It’s a cool and calming thing to see.

We are happy we made the stop. The Lough Gur heritage Centre is 5 minutes down the road.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher
Phone +353 65 708 6141
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Dublin Hotels


Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Christchurch Place, Dublin 8, D08 REK7
Tel: +353 1 454 0000
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Garnish island

Garnish island
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Fantastic day trip from nearby Bantry. The island itself is wonderful, all sorts of hidden corners and surprises, and the gardens themselves are truly impressive. The cafe was also quite good for pastries and snacks. The boat ride over is a nice, short trip; you see seals along the way and it's very sweet. My one complaint is that the tours of the house seem somewhat hard to access, they only accept ten people at a time, and there's a long delay between tours, so chances are you won't get in. Not sure if it's worth it or not, though. We certainly had a great visit without seeing the house; fun for kids, too



From John's cousin