Stories from Ireland

Final Post- VAT tax and Middleton Very Rare

Middleton Very Rare We are at the airport and it’s incredible that our time in Ireland is already finished !   As we went through the Duty Free s hops, I remembered that one of my friends, Jean Thomas,  told me I…

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trim castle

Day Fifteen and Sixteen – Trim Castle and Dublin

Wow. Our last day in Ireland. Hard to believe that over two weeks have flown by already. Over some feeble objections from the womenfolk, Aaron lobbied for one more castle stop. Trim Castle in the town of (you guessed it)…

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Day Fourteen – Kilronan Castle

Sadly we are winding down the trip. One of the required tourist stops is to spend a night in a castle, so we are heading to Kilronan Castle tonight one the way back to Dublin. It is a lot of…

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Day Thirteen – The Burren

Martina,  the B and B proprietor is pleasant, but not very talkative.  Hospitality  seems to be more necessity than passion.  However, the coffee was great and the full Irish breakfast was good. The objective today is The Burren.   It is…

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Day Twelve- Cliffs of Moher and Doolin

We did our now traditional late start again today. Not a bad tradition, really. Stella is not a morning person, so she was happy to make breakfast around 9. This morning it is potato (that stereotype of Ireland is accurate)…

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Mount Brandon

Day Eleven – Mount Brandon

Another fabulous sunny day. After a tasty breakfast of pancakes and sausages (nice to have a break from the standard full Irish breakfast), We are off to conquer Mount Brandon. It is reportedly an easy walk-up mountain and is the…

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Day Ten – Dingle Town

Stella made a lovely (pronounced loov-lee) breakfast of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon with bacon. We are a bit road weary, but decided to follow Stella’s advice again and take an archeology tour of the peninsula. It’s raining today. Only…

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Day Eight – Killarney

Rain Our hostess Edel’s version of full Irish breakfast added homemade German marmalade and subtracted the pudding. Fine with me. Some of us thought the marmalade was too bitter, I think it was the same person that was fine with…

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Full Irish Breakfast

On a more positive note, I will digress to describe the full irish breakfast provided at many bed and breakfasts. It starts with yogurt, fruit and cereal, then proceeds to eggs, bangers (sausages), rashers (like canadian bacon), white and black…

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Day Seven- Jameson

Sunshine We started the day with a full Irish Breakfast. I will take the time to describe what that means in the next post. Our B and B was only 15 Kilometers from the Jameson distillery. We got to the…

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