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Clonmacnoise Monastery – County Offaly, Ireland

Located near Athlone in County Offaly, Clonmacnoise Monastary sits in a pristine location on the River Shannon. Founded in 544 it was a center for learning with ties to the Kings of Ireland many of which are said to be buried on site. 213 more words


A Loop in the River

This Blog’s title owes itself to the River Shannon. The river meanders its way through the countryside and provides us with some beautiful backdrops. Today the sun was shining brightly which can be rarity hereabouts, at least of late. 767 more words


Interiors: Sean's Bar, Athlone, Ireland, the oldest pub in Europe.

This rather unassuming-looking place, almost seedy with its plain wooden stools, smudged linoleum floor and cheap plaster ceiling, might be any totally forgettable bar in the British Isles. 405 more words

Medieval History

Glin Castle,the end of an era.

There is great sadness in West Limerick that Glin Castle is to be sold. Glin Castle is situated beside the lovely little town of Glin, overlooking the River Shannon. 383 more words


Monday: Merle arrives in Ireland

This morning I picked up my LG tablet prize with my other Smarter Travel Challenge teammates, and we had a tea in Scholars with one of the Smarter Travel guys. 99 more words