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The Cliffs of Moher

We missed the Cliffs of Moher on our last visit to Ireland, but this time we made it a must see destination. The Cliffs of Moher are not the tallest sea cliffs in the world, but they are some of the most dramatic. They are sheer vertical walls of rock that rise over 390 feet … Continue reading »

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The Most Dangerous Road in Ireland

We left the Dingle Peninsula for the small city of Ennis, but decided to take a short cut over Conor Pass. By now we have been in Ireland for over a week and about half way through our family adventure. I’ll admit, I am getting a little tired of driving. So, I decided to take … Continue reading »

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As Far West as You Can Go in Ireland

On the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is Dunmore Head, the most westerly point in Ireland. We drove out to the small town of Dunquin to visit the Great Blasket Centre and Island. I had no idea what to expect, I had never heard of Blaskets. The Blasket Islands, in case you also didn’t know, … Continue reading »

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From One Ring to Another

We left Portmagee and continued our way around The Ring of Kerry. There is so much to see along The Ring of Kerry that you end up stopping every few miles, which can make the trip a great family adventure, but a little tedious too. We, however, decided to just drive and enjoy the magnificent … Continue reading »

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The Famous Ring of Kerry at Last

Probably the most well-known and traveled road in Ireland is The Ring of Kerry. This was our second time on it and we were just as excited as the first time. The first time we ventured around the ring we did the whole thing in one day, which was way too quickly. This time, we … Continue reading »

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The Sheen Valley and Bonane

After an amazing hike in Gleninchaquin Park, we went for a scenic drive to rest our legs while still exploring Ireland on our family adventure! Just across the Kenmare suspension bridge is the Sheen Valley. The heart of the valley is a small town called Bonane. We decided to make for it and see what … Continue reading »

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Possibly the best hike in Ireland

After driving for miles through the beautiful Irish countryside, we were ready to stretch our legs. The amazing landscape of Ireland beckoned us to explore it. We really wanted to go hiking in the spectacular green hills, but did not know where to go. We asked for recommendations at the Kenmare Tourist Office. One of … Continue reading »

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Where’s Bilbo Baggins?

We worked up quite an appetite walking around Muckross House and Gardens, so we decided to head into Killarney for some dinner. I happened to see a sign on the way into town advertising a Lord of the Rings themed pub. Being a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan, I could not pass it up. I was … Continue reading »

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Off to Kilarney!

Twice now we have passed up a chance to see Blarney Castle with its famous stone. According to Rick Steves and others, Blarney Castle is really more of a tourist trap than historic site, so once again we are going to pass it by.  If anyone has been there, please let us know what you … Continue reading »

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Back to Kinsale

Kinsale in County Cork is about as quaint picturesque Ireland as you can get. We visited this small seaport town ten years ago and fell in love with its colorful buildings, great food, beautiful harbor, and quaint shops. It is a great place to go for a relaxing vacation by the sea. Many Irish and … Continue reading »

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