Tag Archives: Ireland 2019

Musings While Waiting for a Delayed Flight

I have been thinking about my clothing choices for this trip. My thoughts are that they worked out fairly well. Good town clothes, good hiking clothes, good après-hiking clothes (i.e. the town clothes), etc. I have been laboring under the … Continue reading

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Sunday: Magnificent and Miserable

Sunday, June 2nd, was our last full day with our Wilderness Travel group.  It is now Tuesday, June 4th, and, as always happens with me, the adrenaline rush of being engaged in an intense, shared experience is beginning to ebb … Continue reading

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Mount Brandon

Saturday, June1: Today offered three options for walking. All slightly modified to account for the weather, which, although less than perfect, turned out to be excellent hiking weather: moderate temperature, little wind, some sun,  some clouds and no precipitation until … Continue reading

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Up the Road to Dingle

Friday, May 31: Another day of moving base but managing to fit in a couple of nice walks, as well. The day brought with it a blanket of clouds pulled firmly down over the tops of the mountains. Even some … Continue reading

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Skellig Michael

Today, Thursday, May 30, was our day to go out to Skellig Michael, a tiny island about 10 miles into the North Atlantic.  It is the site of an ancient Christian monastic outpost, which existed from (maybe) the 7th to … Continue reading

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Gap of Dunloe

Once again, I find myself falling behind in my posts.  The days are so full and the feet, legs, back, arms, teeth, eyeballs, etc., are so tired, that by the time we are showered and decent I can hardly summon … Continue reading

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Beara Peninsula

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 28, we struck our tents and moved the camp to a new location: Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney.  But, on the way, we took a detour and visited Stephen Collins, a friend of Con’s, who has a … Continue reading

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Sheep’s Head Peninsula

“Go west, young man” is a phrase we in the United States associate with the western migration of people in our own country; an expression of Manifest Destiny.  As it happens, westward migration or flight has been occurring in many … Continue reading

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We’re Walkin’, Yes, Indeed

We’re talkin’, you and me/We’re hopin’ this trip won’t do us in.* Saturday, May 25th, was a quick (2.5 hour) train ride to Cork and then a taxi to our hotel at Littleisland.  First thing our cab driver asked us … Continue reading

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Dublin Done

Yesterday, Friday, May 24th, was our last full day in Dublin; we leave this morning on the 10 o’clock train to Cork. We decided to divide to conquer. Megan and Colin headed off to ramble through St. Stephen’s Green and … Continue reading

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