County Clare, Tullamore & Dublin, Ireland (Day 10)

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The next morning we packed up and got back on the bus to head to the Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre.  At the Centre we took a tour with a guide who taught us how Irish whiskey is made and ended with a tasting of three different whiskeys. The tasting table all set up My tasting […]

Killarney & Dingle Peninsula, Ireland (Day 8)

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On the eighth day of our trip, our tour took us out to the Dingle Peninsula.  We stopped at a few stores along the way.  The first one was just outside of Killarney at the entrance to the Gap of Dunloe called Moriarty’s.  I bought a couple of instruments for my niece and nephew while […]

Blarney & Killarney, Ireland (Day 7)

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On Friday morning (Ella’s birthday), we packed up and loaded onto the tour bus out of Dublin.  We stopped on the side of the road for a few minutes at one point to take pictures of the Rock of Cashel, Rock of Cashel Outside of Blarney Castle A few minutes later made a 20-minute scone and […]

Dublin, Ireland (Day 6)

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On Thursday we started off the day with 7:30 am breakfast at the hotel and then met our guide for the week, Kim, and coach driver Damien.  At 8:30 everyone loaded onto the bus for our tour of Dublin.  On the tour, we learned that Maldron Hotel where we were staying was in the modern part of […]

Conwy, Wales and Dublin, Ireland (Day 4 & 5)

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Tuesday morning we walked to Chester Railway Station and caught a train to Llandudno Junction in Wales, close to Conwy.  It was a beautiful hour-long train ride through the greenest land I’ve seen and for a good portion of it, it was that land on one side, and the ocean on the other.  Gorgeous.  We were […]

Chester, England (Days 1, 2 & 3)

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Sometime last year, my parents found out about a trip to Ireland that a group in a town nearby was going to go on.  They decided that we would join the trip and add on a visit to Conwy, Wales to see the town and namesake castle that my mom has wanted to see for […]