Category Archives: Ireland

scenery

Advertisements

Posted in Ireland | 1 Comment

bed & breakfast brown bread (love that alliteration)

Only one factor determines if a bed and breakfast is exceptional: the quality of its brown bread. One should not be able to lift a slice of brown bread in its entirety; it should crumble.  One should have to break … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland | 2 Comments

through the looking glass

Driving on the wrong side of the road while sitting on the wrong side of the car has been an adventure. Apparently automatic transmissions are rare in Europe.  Budget did not have one available in the category that I chose, … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland | 2 Comments

i heart guidebooks

I have a serious book problem.  They seem to breed in the isolated corners of my house.  My kindle has helped the accumulation considerably, until Ireland.  I have visited at least 4 bookshops since arriving, and have purchased 6 titles: … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland | 4 Comments

Perils of the Emerald Isle

Part I The plane landed in Dublin before six o’clock and, though I paid extra for an early check-in at nine am, we still had time to kill before we could nap.  Jared wanted coffee, so we set off on … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland | Leave a comment

three days in haiku

GLASNEVIN ben brun’s pub was grand good food and company, too i stepped in dog crap KILKENNY awful, rip off lunch mitigated by castle backed by pink roses KELLS unexpected find at my namesake, mullin’s mill summer festival surrounded by … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland | Leave a comment

off to Ireland

In just a few days I will be leaving for Ireland.  I was awarded a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship to travel and write for three weeks.  I will update this blog with my adventures during this trip, and possibly continue … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland | 4 Comments