Category Archives: Ireland

roadtrip summary

When I set out from Dublin, I didn’t have a detailed plan regarding where I would go.  I only knew there was an arts festival in Kilkenny that I wanted to check out, and that I wanted to see Galway.  … Continue reading

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achill island

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ancient sites

This is probably the most beautiful view I experienced in Ireland.  Located at the northern shore of County Mayo, Ceide Fields is an archeological site where a civilization once thrived thousands of years ago.  Evidence of dwellings and stone walls … Continue reading

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my very own

Yes, there is an ice cream named after me.  And  yes, it was delicious.  I got the triple chocolate.  Twice.  That’s right.

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fracking

I took a detour along a scenic route between the Mullet peninsula and Ballycastle in County Mayo.  There was quite a bit of rain, and suddenly I came upon what I thought were road workers.  A truck was backing into … Continue reading

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rural Mayo

This is peat.  Essentially it is plant matter than has been compressed and preserved in a bog over thousands of years.  It doesn’t rot because of the high water content of the soil. Farmers cut the peat from a bog … Continue reading

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in the news

I’ve been listening to the radio a lot while driving, and watching the news on occasion in the evenings.  It is clear that the Irish economy is in big trouble.  A man I met in a pub told me that … Continue reading

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