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Category Archives: Ireland
How do you know that you’re too old to take a trip far away from home? How much trouble it is worth to see new places and have new experiences in a foreign land? What if you love going places, … Continue reading
From Ballingskelligs.com: This 16th Century Tower House was built by McCarthy Mór in order to protect the bay from pirates, and possibly in order to charge a tariff on incoming trade ships.
Another Irish ruin that we had all to ourselves–Hoare Abbey, right below the Rock of Cashel.
Athassel Abbey was built in the 13th century and was located in a village. Now, it’s in the middle of a field where cows graze, several miles from Cashel, Co. Tipperary. It’s still beautiful. Hubby and I had the entire abbey … Continue reading
All my life I’ve wanted to have a picnic in Ireland. Here it is, near Clifden, Ireland, Co. Galway:
This gorgeous abbey was built in the first half of the 19th century so it’s not that old, but it’s gone through a few owners in its short life. Romantically, a family lived in it happily for many years. Believe it or … Continue reading