Morning in a chapel yard not far from Dublin.
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Ireland is an insanely beautiful country, but it’s not the easiest to travel when you’re on a budget and have no idea what to expect. I learned the hard way that you need a plan for getting the most out of your visit to Ireland, so I figured I’d write about some useful tips I learned after traveling around the country for two weeks. 1,519 more words
Castle Oliver – where’s that? A couple of Facebook posts made me wonder – thank you, Bridget Elliott and Seamus Quaide! And so on a balmy day last summer I headed off to discover this beautiful building, nestled under the Ballyhoura Mountains near Ardpatrick, County Limerick. 668 more words
This is far from an extreme example of the phenomenon, but for a number of years, upon seeing postcards of the Irish countryside, I was convinced some little man in a Midlands town was making a living retouching photos. 41 more words
Throughout the Irish countryside in fields and along forgotten lanes, behind ramshackle gates and buried in brambled ditches there are houses long abandoned. Some are mere skeletons, just a chimney breast and some tumbled stones, some look like with just a little bit of work they could be habitable again. 1,040 more words