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Strawberry Yields Forever

Whenever I forget to take a pen and paper for a walk (not the dog, I usually remember her…), that’s when I can be sure the cleverest, most ingenious, potentially life-changing revelations will come to me. 538 more words

Creative Writing

Ireland, Part 2: Castles, Countryside, Craic, and Crying (because Irish history is so sad…)

After a weekend full of excitement and festivities, Michael and I slowed the pace down a bit on Monday. Fortunately for me, he and his boyfriend Joe both had the day off from work, so the 3 of us spent a leisurely day around Dublin. 1,112 more words

Postcards from the Wild Atlantic Way - A detour via Swinford

After Westport I headed inland to the small town of Swinford, calling into Turlough Park, where the National Museum of Ireland houses its Folklife collection. 368 more words


Postcards from the Wild Atlantic Way - Westport Co Mayo

At the beginning of June I headed off on a road trip of almost 3,000 kilometers mostly along the now world-famous Wild Atlantic Way. The Wild Atlantic Way is a touring route that runs along the north, west and south coasts of Ireland from Muff in Inishowen in County Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork. 505 more words


Postcards from Glenbower Wood, Killeagh, Co Cork

My ‘Postcards from’ series comes from villages or towns that I have visited. Now however, I want to make an exception, and send you Postcards not from a town or village, but from a wood in Ireland. 437 more words


Clonalis House: historic, beautiful & off the beaten path in Ireland

The best thing about traveling with locals is discovering off the beaten path destinations! After a few days in Dublin we headed to Castlerea; a small town in the Republic of Ireland with gorgeous landscapes, cheap pints and a lot of history! 226 more words

World Travel

Cottage, castle, mill or church? How to own & fix, Portumna Castle this weekend

Every year the Irish Georgian Society runs a wonderful weekend on Traditional building crafts, skills and materials called the Heritage Buildings Show. It takes place in a different location each year, and with the venue itself always a place of great beauty and historic interest. 626 more words