Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland

One of the sites high on my list of “places to visit” while in the west was the beautiful Kylemore Abbey.  If you haven’t heard of it, like myself, you probably have seen a picture of it on any number of obligatory Irish marketing materials. What myself and family members have always referred to sardonically […]

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The Harmony Society Cemetery

I’m getting married this autumn, and I recently found the dress of my dreams at a local shop in a hamlet north of Pittsburgh, that goes by the name of Zelienople.  It’s a quaint town, where the main street is actually called Main Street.  It has such a strange name, and I’ll admit I’ve always […]

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Frick Museum and Park

There are so many wonderful museums in the Pittsburgh area, so I relish at the chance of being able to visit any of them.  For being a smaller city (population ca. 300,000) Pittsburgh boasts the cultural (and athletic) abundance of a first tier city.  A lot of that has to do with our past and […]

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The Fort Pitt Museum

One of the many pleasures of working downtown in an old city such as Pittsburgh, is that I am never far from history, in fact, I brush up against it daily.  In this case, I didn’t need to venture far, as the museum encompassing what was once the British, and before that French, Fort Pitt […]

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