Tag Archives: Ireland

The Angel of Grafton Street

On Grafton Street in white and gold, with regal wings and upturned palms, a painted statue is ignored by most. Two lads approach, coins in hand, not really seeing her. She comes to life and startles both, yet cheers their … Continue reading

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Playing the bodhran, an Irish frame drum

{Only 4 things to go to complete 101 things in 1001 days!} Squeezed into a little Irish pub, a pub that looked exactly like what a movie set of an Irish pub would look like, I held my pint and … Continue reading

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Whether by yak or by Harley, let’s get out there

My camel’s shadow as I journey into the Sahara I like the slant of this travel list: 49 journeys that’ll change your life. On the list, they cram in as many SMTs as possible–that’s suggested modes of transport. Some of … Continue reading

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Hiking on a remote Irish island, a guest post

Skellig Michael, Ireland Please head over to the blog Trish, Alex and Sage today where I have a guest post: Out to Sea: Visiting an Ancient Monastery The post is about hiking with my family to an ancient monastery on … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

I toured a new museum in Hamden, Connecticut, that is devoted to telling the story of the Great Hunger in Ireland. One thing I didn’t know about the terrible famine in Ireland from 1845 to 1852 was that there was … Continue reading

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Trout Fishing in Ireland

A great meal awaited us as my boys played at fishing with sticks in the canal that ran through the small Irish village. As the boys pretended to fish, a scruffy-faced Irishman who lived on a houseboat on the canal … Continue reading

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My Burning House

Years ago, I pondered this question: What objects would I grab from my burning house? The answer–my photos–was an unrealistic one in that I had many, many cumbersome albums. That led me to digitize and upload much of my collection. … Continue reading

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Up and Down: Travel Bucket List

Travel bucket half full: Places I’ve loved 1. Fill up and put down a pint of Guinness, Ireland When a bartender now sloshes an entire pint of Guinness into a glass and hands it over, my husband jokes about jumping … Continue reading

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