Claddaghduff, Ireland

The next stop on our tour of  the west of Ireland took us a bit further north into the Clifden area. It took us about an hour from Galway, and it was well worth the trip. Again we had amazing weather and the sky was clear blue, the air light and breezy. This is in […]

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Ohiopyle, PA

In between my Ireland posts, I wanted to sneak in a quick trip I made at the beginning of July to beautiful Ohiopyle, in the Laurel Mountains of Pennsylvania. This is one of my most favorite spots to visit, and I’ve been going there ever since I was a kid.  We would camp, ride bike […]

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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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Galway, Ireland (Gaillimhe)

I recently returned to my little part of Pennsylvania from a 2 week excursion abroad.  I visited Ireland again, and each time I return to that beautiful country, I vow to come back.  My previous visit was all the way back in 2003, as a young, bright-eyed college student, who visited Dublin and Co. Meath […]

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