Back on the Road – its time to embrace that Staycation! Update….

  We’re just back from 6 nights in County Kerry so here are a few observations for those of you thinking of heading off over the next few weeks:   Accommodation We stayed in two Bed and Breakfast establishments which had differing approaches to the pandemic.   The first one (in Kenmare) has reduced the number […]

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Back on the Road – its time to embrace that Staycation!

I’m over the ‘well if I’m not travelling to some exotic destination abroad then I’m not going anywhere’ sulk and am so looking forward to heading off tomorrow.   I wasn’t really in a position to complain anyway as I’ve been luckier than most,  having been abroad twice in 2020 as well as enjoying a minibreak […]

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Dublin Explored: Scenes from the banks of the Liffey

  Dublin’s famous river rises a mere 20km,  as the crow flies,  from the capital.   However,  from its source in County Wicklow,  it meanders for 125km before emptying into Dublin Bay.   In ancient times,  the river was known as An Ruirthech which roughly translates as ‘the stampeding one‘ or ‘strong,  fast runner‘ – well named as […]

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Sculpture Saturday

  This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory This popular piece in one of Dublin’s busy shopping districts doesn’t honour any local celebs but rather pays homage to everyday life.   Jackie McKenna’s 1988 bronze statue is called ‘Meeting Place‘ (but we prefer the local nickname ‘The Hags With The Bags‘!!). The two ladies have […]

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Dublin explored – the splendour of its Georgian Streets

  It is the 18th century and Dublin is BOOMING!  The medieval city is being modernised and narrow winding streets are replaced with fine avenues.  The quays are redeveloped and the River Liffey is spanned with grand bridges.   Dublin is evolving into one of the great cities of Europe. The seat of government is here […]

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