How many times do you visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site and have the place to yourself? I would venture to say never! That’s where we found ourselves when we visited the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland…watching the sun rise over the basalt columns, listening to the waves crash on the rocks and taking in […]
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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber I believe that this quote has held true on every vacation that we have taken. After leaving Galway, we didn’t have any sort of schedule along the way – besides diaper changes and feedings for Liam. The only thing certain was […]
Command decision: we left the last leg of our Irish guided tour (missing Limerick), and opted to venture out on our own. I went online and reserved a 7 passenger van with room for 1 bag from the Dublin airport. You know how they are described with those pictures that show the little stick figure […]
Why yes, I did! Although it wasn’t really a bar. Navy fans were treated to a private party at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland prior to the Emerald Isle Classic football game. The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s #1 tourist attraction. It has the world’s largest pint glass that is 7 stories tall and which, if […]
One of the many highlights of Killarney is Muckross House and its accompanying sights. The gorgeous Muckross House is a sixty five room mansion that defines opulence in the 1840s…and today for that matter. With its meticulously manicured gardens and lush, green fields of grass, Muckross House is truly a jewel in Killarney.
I can’t say that we actually brought this recipe home from our recent trip to Ireland. This particular recipe has been in our family for quite a long time. In fact, it came from my grandmother, Katherine Carr, and my father remembers her making it back in the 1950s. Chocolate came to Ireland in the […]