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Ailwee Caves

I must admit, the Ailwee Caves tour was a tad disappointing. But then I don’t really get a kick out of caves anyway. I was hoping for an underground river and some fabulous formations of stalactites and stalagmites. 58 more words

Out Of Town Wanderings

Some great book selections from Harris & Harris Books, Clare.

The title of one story, ‘Nettle Spinner’ is enough to transport the adult imagination let alone that of a child. This book is bursting with magic castles, enchanted forests, fairies, trolls (not the Internet kind) and magic aplenty. 1,485 more words

Books For Children

365/4 - "The Liberator"

 Statue of Daniel O’Connell at the top of O’Connell St., Ennis, Co. Clare

Today’s song: “All We Have is Now” – The Flaming Lips (again, nothing to do with the photos, I just really love that album :) )


That's mad, Ted!

So here we are, driving around the Burren, just after taking a right turn for Kilnaboy, enjoying the views from the narrow winding road, we round a bend and I scream: ‘Is that Father Ted’s House?’ And it is, I’m sure it is! 182 more words

Out Of Town Wanderings

'My Granny's Purse' by P Hanson

Suggested by the wonderful Harris & Harris books in Clare http://www.harrisharris.co.uk/, this is a lovely interactive 3D book, crammed with items to touch, remove and play with. 99 more words

Books For Children

A story every Irish Ancestry Researcher should read

Here’s a tale that resonates with my own research into the origins of an elusive O’Connor from “somewhere in Ireland” told here: Johanna

Never give up. 3,601 more words

Ancestral Tales