World Tourism Day – Welcome to Shankill

Today,  September 27th,  is World Tourism Day – whatever that is!   Well,  I’m at home so I’m taking you on a tour of my village (grab your umbrella – rain is on its way!). Welcome to Shankill.   We are located in South County Dublin which is on the East Coast of Ireland.   I think I’m […]

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♫ ….there’ll be days like this…. ♪♪

Just look at this place on a Saturday morning – why would I ever leave my own beautiful country! This is Magheramore beach in County Wicklow – about a 30 minute drive from home.     And what – I hear you ask – were you doing out of your comfort zone (i.e. BED!) at […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

E is for Early Mornings   I’m not an early riser – in fact I’d rather not do mornings at all  – they’d be banned if I’d my way!   However,  I have been know to drag myself from the bed before sunrise when the occasion begs it and wow – what a world there is […]

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A Date in the Irish Calendar – St. Patrick’s Day!

Its March 17th and its a great day to be Irish!   Today we celebrate the arrival of Christianity into Ireland.   And what a celebration it is!  This festival is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other national day.  No matter where you are,  you’re bound to be near enough to an Irish […]

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