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Driving around " Ring of Kerry" 

The Ring of Kerry (Irish: Mórchuaird Chiarraí) is a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, south-western Ireland. Clockwise from Killarney it follows the N71 to Kenmare, then the N70 around the Iveragh Peninsula to Killorglin – passing through Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Glenbeigh – before returning to Killarney via the N72. 328 more words


It's the Final Countdown ... I think

This week I’ve been on a training course in the delightful city of Dublin, Ireland. (Like there’d be any other.) Just before I shut my laptop down for the weekend on Friday, I pinged my boss a quick email to ask if there had been any progress on my offer letter / contract / salary, because my girlfriend and I are keen to get on with working out what and where we can afford to live. 416 more words

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After long hours of traveling - Cliffs of Moher 

After 22 hours of traveling and it’s very much to be able to have my feet on the ground and see the nature !

A nice place to start my trip with – cliffs of Moher… 79 more words



This week has been the week that we remember and show appreciation for our pollinators.

I read recently in the Irish Times that here in Ireland, bees are a crucial link in the supply chain of our apples, raspberries and other soft fruits. 143 more words


Irish Heritage - Thomas McGrath of Finnahy

The parents of my maternal grandfather, John Daniel ‘Jack’ McGrath (1887-1971), were both born in Ireland. Jack’s mother, Margaret Ryan, was born at Drumgoole, Kilkenny in 1851 and migrated to Australia around 1869. 1,957 more words


“Nuala O’Faolain, 68, Irish Memoirist, Is Dead” *

This post is republished from my other blog, Read Play Edit. It ran in March 2012.

Some years ago when I still worked in the corporate world, I was driving home from my job listening to NPR. 436 more words


The Other Side of the Road

“How do you feel about driving stick?” I asked my husband.

“That’s no problem. I’m a little rusty, but I’ll be good with some practice.” 107 more words