Tag Archives: Ireland


Everyone should spend at least one St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. With an estimated half-million people crowded into the streets of central Dublin, it was a bit challenging to view the parade, but excellent for people watching. We finally ended … Continue reading

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Counties Cork and Kerry, Ireland

On our second day in Ireland, we headed to the town of Blarney in County Cork to pay a visit to Blarney Castle. Most people who visit Blarney Castle do so to kiss the infamous Blarney Stone, said to bestow … Continue reading

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Kilkenny, Ireland

My husband and I have just returned from a week-long vacation in Ireland. About a year ago, we managed to score an amazing deal on a land-only semi-structured tour package, put together by the folks at Sceptre ToursĀ and coordinated by … Continue reading

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McCarthy’s Bar + Singapore Noodles

In September, the Destinations Book and Dinner Club of which I am a part is scheduled to discuss Pete McCarthy’s memoir McCarthy’s Bar: A Journey of Discovery in the West of Ireland while enjoying a meal at a local Irish … Continue reading

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