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Hidden Ireland: Glanteenassig Forest and Lough Caum

Sitting on a bench and overlooking the water, there was not a sound to be heard but the whisper of the wind.

“Off the beaten track”, is a phrase often used across many travel guides, and while some may be off the main road, they’re still very much touristy. 347 more words

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Places: Treasures & Trash

My friend Mary is a veteran treasure hunter and estate sale scout. She looks for places that are lived-in, worn-at-the-edges, abundant–in other words, houses with a lot of stuff in the basement. 156 more words

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Places We Love: Early-Christian and Medieval Site, Cill Mhaoilcéadair

Cill Mhaoilcéadair or Kilmalkeder in English is an early-Medieval and Christian site about 8km from Dingle in County Kerry.

Set across approximately 10 acres, the site was reputedly founded by… 238 more words

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Memories of Baile na nGall: Poignant Family Moments in Ballydavid, County Kerry

“Conas atá sibh?” “Go maith!” we both answered in unison.

Baile na nGall, or Ballydavid, is a special place for Mom and I. Translated as “Town of the Foreigners”, it’s more like a second home rather than a foreign land. 387 more words

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Sydney & Easter...what to do?

Normally at this time of year we would have packed the car and headed North or South…But with Easter being in March a tad early this year, a long weekend in our home town seemed like a good idea. 534 more words

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Places We Love: Wine Strand in County Kerry

Trá na Fhíona or Wine Strand in English is the perfect spot if you’re really looking to escape from it all.

A small beach that’s tucked away among houses, cows and sheep, we’ve never seen more than 10 people there at a time. 133 more words

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Places We Love: An Chonair aka Conor Pass in County Kerry

We’re on a Kerry-roll! An Chonair, or Conor Pass in English, is one of the highest Irish mountain passes in the country.

It’s one of those places that’s absolutely stunning when the sun shines down but also wonderfully mysterious and intriguing when the mist settles. 260 more words

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