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Ireland Day 10: Dublin

October 18, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 08 Dublin The last remaining day in Ireland was to be spent in Dublin and we had arranged to meet several of the friends we’d made on our trip at the Guinness Storehouse that morning. Guinness Storehouse I’ve been to a few breweries in my time but nothing prepared me for what I found…

Belfast, Dublin, Ireland, Northern Ireland (UK), Travels

Ireland Day 09: Belfast to Dublin

October 17, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 08 Belfast to Dublin The morning was spent travelling the city of Belfast, particular the areas of unrest and near the peace wall, as a part of a Black Cab tour. This tour was significantly different from the walking tour from Derry; and the city itself painted a different picture than we had…

Co. Galway, Co. Mayo, Co. Sligo, Galway, Ireland, Northern Ireland (UK), Travels

Ireland Day 07: Galway to Enniskillen

October 15, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 07 Galway to Enniskillen We left Galway to experience the beauty of the Connemara; another of Ireland’s iconic landscapes. Later in the afternoon we would cross over into the United Kingdom as our tour took us to Northern Ireland. Although we made the cross that afternoon it wasn’t until the following day that…

Aran Islands, Ireland, Travels

Ireland Day 06: Inis Mor

October 14, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 06 Inis Mor The entire sixth day of my trip was spent exploring the island of Inis Mor off the coast of Galway. Inis Mor is the largest of the Aran Islands and presented a beautiful look into the day to day lives of a quiet Irish island. We arrived via ferry and…

Co. Clare, Co. Down, Galway, Ireland, Travels

Ireland Day 05: Ennis to Galway

October 13, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 05 ENNIS to GALWAY Given the change of buses I chose to change my seating arrangement and took a seat upfront. This allowed for some of the most stunning views of Ireland and some terrific photo opportunities. Over the course of the morning I felt like I had the traditional Irish tour; involving some of…

Co. Kerry, Ireland, Killarney, Travels

Ireland Day 04: Ennis to Killarney

October 12, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 04 KILLARNEY to ENNIS While travelling the tiny, winding roads of a coastal drive the biggest fear is getting into a collision. We were travelling along one of these winding beautiful coastal roads when a Land Rover veered into our lane and clipped the front corner of our bus. I had an unfortunate seat to…

Co. Kerry, Co. Laois, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, Travels

Ireland Day 03: Dublin to Killarney

October 11, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 03 DUBLIN to KILLARNEY The last thing you want to due while traveling is haul a suitcasehalfway across town while on a deadline. We avoided that by hiring a taxi to take us to the drop off point for our bus tour of Ireland. One thing I did notice is that, completely by…

Dublin, Ireland, Travels

Ireland Day 02: Dublin

October 10, 2010 , 0 Comments

Ireland Day 02 DUBLIN We spent the morning exploring our neighborhood and then shopping on Henry Street. I was thrilled to find stores there that I’ve only dreamed of shopping at since I left London. We did a little reconnaissance on these stores so that we would know what we wanted to buy once we…

Dublin, Ireland, Travels

Ireland Day 01: Dublin

October 9, 2010 , 1 Comment

Ireland Day 01 DUBLIN Like any international trip my journey started at the airport, specifically at Boston’s Logan International. It is a gamble to take an overnight flight to Europe but I wanted to optimize the amount of time that I had in Dublin on Saturday. Despite a definite lack of sleep there was nothing…