The Dingle Peninsula

Posted on September 9, 2007 by Holly Hayes
The Dingle Peninsula, on Ireland's southwest coast, was another highlight of our trip. We left from our B&B in Tralee in the morning and did a clockwise loop around the coastal road, stopping at a few sights along the way. View from the Conor Pass, where was it quite cold and misty but the scenery was still spectacular. Our first stop for sightseeing was the Dunbeg Fort, on the south side of the peninsula...

Glendalough, with Photos

Posted on September 4, 2007 by Holly Hayes
Glendalough was our first stop after Dublin early in the trip and was one of our favorite sights in Ireland. We had such a fun time walking on the nature trails and exploring the old ruins, and we even had some intermittent sunshine for the photos. Here's what I said about it in my brief post from the road: Tuesday our main stop was in Glendalough ("Valley of the Two Lakes"), which is only about an hour south of Dublin...

Back on the Farm

Posted on September 2, 2007 by Holly Hayes
We got back from Ireland around 6:30 this evening and it is really nice to be home. We ended up spending the last two nights in Dublin, where we had a nice relaxing time, and took the ferry back over this morning as planned. More info and photos tomorrow!

Ireland So Far

Posted on August 30, 2007 by Holly Hayes
Hello! This post comes to you from the village of Adare, just south of Limerick in western Ireland. But most of it was written in Kilkenny a couple days ago, where we stayed in a modern hotel with an excellent wireless connection. Unfortunately I didn't have time to finish it while we were there, and we are using a limited modem connection now, so this post is only half-illustrated...

Off to the Emerald Isle!

Posted on August 24, 2007 by Holly Hayes
So we are off to Ireland tomorrow morning, and we're very excited. We've done a little more planning, but have still left most of the itinerary flexible. This will be our general route around the island (clockwise, heading south from Dublin):