Archive | April, 2017

Island Life-The Storytellers of the Blasket Islands

Day 75 30 April 2017 Our Photo Album   Awoke to another wild an woolly day looking over the Blasket Islands from the Hostel.Had a wonderful conversation with Fred and Susan from Cologne who had walked into the hostel he night before having completed about 70km of a 150 km walk around the peninsular.Fred had […]

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Doolin to Dunquin

Day 74  28th April 2017   Up and out of the hostel fairly early to get on the road to our next overnight at Dunquin via Dingle.We leave the Cliffs of Mohr behind and keep to the coast arriving at a town called Kilkee which we knew nothing about.We headed down to the beach to […]

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Cong to Doolin

PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR DAY Day 73  April 28th 2017 Woke up to a perfectly cooked breakfast with our fun, friendly and very busy hosts, Margaret and Gerry, in Michaeleen Manor. Gerry showed us the picture on the wall with his grandfather as an extra in the movie. After breakfast we headed towards Doolin with a […]

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Clifden to Cong

Day 72  27th  April 2017 PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR DAY The Sky Loop Road remained a recommended trip that we had, so far, missed. Before leaving Clifden we hoped to hire bikes and leisurely cycle the circuit. On our last day and last opportunity – time was limited – we had pre-booked a boat trip up […]

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Kylemore Abbey and Connemarra

PHOTOGRAPHS OF OUR DAY Day 71 26th April –  Clifden Began the day with of course the Full Irish – with modifications for me that were happily accommodated – I guess I am a half pint and half Irish kind of person! First stop in the morning was Kylemore Abbey a castle, walled garden, beautiful […]

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Galway to Clifden

PHOTOS OF OUR DAY Day 70 25th April  A day of  boat – bus – car as we reluctantly left Inishmore and headed out on our road trip of Ireland. We began – against local advice – on the M59 out of Galway, Against advice because we were told it was a “Freeway” and not […]

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Inishmore – We Want More

Days 68 to 70 April 23 to April 25th 2017 PHOTOS OF OUR TIME ON INISHMORE Sad though we were to leave Loughrea and our lovely new family there,  as we waited for the Galway bus for the final time we agreed it felt good to be on the move again. Much excitement as we […]

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Our First House Sit

Days  54 – 67   8th to 22nd April 2017 Loughrea OUR PHOTOS OF LOUGHREA Today we get to meet our first house-sit family including our charges for the next fortnight  – a spanielly dog and a large old cat. Signing up for a number of house-sitting sites we had been watching, reading, learning and […]

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Galway in Small Bites

PHOTOS OF GALWAY Our house-sit is about 40 minutes by bus to Galway and we realised we could visit Galway and be home in time to walk our energetic charge. Just before Easter we had a trial and it was well worth it. As part of the ongoing “Lets visit the Tourist office” “Why do […]

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Newgrange

Day 53 April 7th 2017 Newgrange PHOTOS OF OUR DAY We are becoming quite confident with our buses and getting around Dublin so we set off confidently this morning getting the Number 15 bus to Cuffe Street then we planned to walk across St Stephens Green to the Shelbourne Hotel where we would meet our […]

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