Polly 2 on August 21st, 2011

                      My recent trip to Ireland was with my mother, and Polly #2! My mother had never been there, and had a pretty good idea of  what she wanted to see. First of all, we did an eight day bus tour that took us completely […]

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Polly 2 on August 13th, 2011

We had a nice visit to Cobh (pronounced Cove) when we were in Ireland. Cobh was once known as Queenstown, and was the last port of call for the Titanic. We had a very interesting tour given to us by Micheal Martin, a local historian. Cobh is a very pretty, picturesque town that’s located in […]

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Polly 2 on August 11th, 2011

One of the places we visited in Ireland was Glendalough, where we visited the monastic ruins. According to wikipedia: Glendalough (Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “Glen of Two Lakes”) is a glacial valley located in County Wicklow, Ireland, renowned for its Early Medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin, a hermit […]

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During the Famine period, an estimated half-million Irish were evicted from their cottages, and there were two ways that they were removed. The first one was by putting the male of the family in jail for owing back rent, and then the rest of his family would be put out into the streets. The other […]

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Polly 2 on August 8th, 2011

As we were driving through County Donegal, we came across a quaint little Folk Village museum in Glencolmcille. We didn’t have much time to stop and actually tour the museum, but we did check out the nearby beach, and had a quick bite to eat in the restaurant that near the gift shop of the […]

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We had an absolutely gorgeous day to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Debbie and Candee visited the cliffs when they were in Ireland several years ago, but unfortunately they didn’t arrive until evening when it was close to sunset. They got some great views and pictures, but didn’t have as much time to spend there […]

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Killybegs is the largest fishing port in Ireland, and is located in County Donegal. It’s a natural deep water harbor which handles big fishing ships, and also deals with the shipping industry. Recently, Killybegs has become a port for the importation of wind turbines, and is a service port for the offshore gas/oil drilling rigs. […]

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Polly 2 on August 7th, 2011

When Polly #2 stayed in Donegal on her trip to Ireland, as usual she couldn’t resist checking out the nearby bay. Donegal Bay is an inlet on the Atlantic Ocean in the northwest of Ireland. It is Ireland’s largest bay, and has some of the best surfing in Europe due to it’s location and shape. […]

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Polly 2 on August 7th, 2011

Galway Bay is a large bay on the west coast of Ireland. We stayed in Galway for one evening, and Polly #2 couldn’t resist taking a walk in the evening to check out the water! 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

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Polly 2 on August 7th, 2011

Polly #2 was very excited when she found out that she’s be going on a jaunting car ride in Killarney. Jaunting cars are horse drawn carts that are open to the elements (unless there’s really bad weather), and are operated by local people called jarvies. The jarvies are knowledgeable about local folklore and other information, […]

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