Tag: IRELAND

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 83


HIKING IN COUNTY WICKLOW After yesterday’s history-filled outing we decided our brains were too full for any more of THAT today. Instead we chose to take ourselves down into the Wicklow Mountains to do some hiking and just enjoy the glorious weather Ireland turned on for us. We […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 81


DELVING INTO DUBLIN’S HISTORY There’s no shortage of history in this 1,000 year old town. From prehistoric Gaelic settlement, to Viking town, Norman stronghold, and English Colonial capital, Dublin has had many incarnations. Today we set about exploring a bit of the capital’s history, and discovered along the […]

ON THE ROAD AGAIN – DAY 79


MOUNTAINS, VALLEYS, LOUGHS, RUINS & CASTLES OF CONNEMARA Connemara is a district in the northern part of County Galway. The landscape there is a mix of peat bogs, starkly empty valleys, deep black loughs (i.e. lakes), and glacier-carved mountains. The name Connemara comes for the Gaelic for “inlets […]