Tag Archives: ireland

An Embarrassingly Patriotic Post from the U.S.A.

After work today, I went to the gym and got some exercise. It was a typical late Friday afternoon there, with about 10 other people. When I’d been there 20 minutes or so, I realized I was the only woman in … Continue reading

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How old is too old to travel to 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

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Blogging Again, with Yeats!

Even though I don’t have much time to blog anymore because I have a job where I am swamped every minute of every day . . . . I miss blogging. Here’s a favorite poem by Yeats: HAD I the … Continue reading

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Hoare Abbey

Another Irish ruin that we had all to ourselves–Hoare Abbey, right below the Rock of Cashel.

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Athassel Abbey

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

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A Picnic

All my life I’ve wanted to have a picnic in Ireland. Here it is, near Clifden, Ireland, Co. Galway:

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Kylemore Abbey

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

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