Our Last Days in Ireland

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the past week; the boys golfing and the girls touring around villages, towns, pubs, woolen mills and castles. These last few days have been spent in Clifden, Connemara, Killarney¬†and finally Malahide.¬†Tomorrow we begin our day with a flight to Amsterdam. But first, let’s finish with beautiful green Ireland. This friary sat next to our hotel and across the street a bronze of the infamous Red Deer of Ireland.

We ventured out of Killarney to Dingle where the boys would be golfing and the girls enjoying the charming seaside town. There is a dolphin in the bay of Dingle who has lived there for over 25 years…alone yet in close proximity to humans. His name is Fungie and he is beloved of the village people

Since Ireland is a land of rain every 20 minutes, one must quickly pop into doorways otherwise get drenched. There are also lots of critters hanging inside those storefronts.

Heading back to collect the boys at the golf course we stop at a heritage site, the Blasket Centre, to see a quilt showing organized by Nikki Foley (quilter, designer and author) who is the wife of our bus driver, Anton Foley. This made my day!

The following day Anton drove us out to the Dingle peninsula to his wife’s shop so I could meet her. Along the way it was a short visit to a woolen factory.

The next day we are on the road again heading to Malahide, our last two days in Ireland.

And while the boys golfed we girls toured this charming seaside town and its castle. Castle.

So ends our tour of Ireland. I’ll meet you next week in Holland.


Published by Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

2 thoughts on “Our Last Days in Ireland

  1. We have really enjoyed your photos and writing as they give us a great perspective on the parts you are travelling through. I do a lot of bike touring and travelling to France but tend to keep my own diaries. Your great way of doing the travel blog has me considering sharing my veiws and ventures as you so abely do Diane. Thanks for sharing. Charlie Grove

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