The Rock of Cashel, Republic of Ireland

The Rock of Cashel, Republic of Ireland

On a high limestone hill, ancient headstones overlook pastures below the noble Rock of Cashel. The medieval fortress towers above wide, verdant plains, dotted with grazing cattle. One of Ireland's most spectacular archeological sites, this stone fort, or...

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The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges of Northern Ireland

In the late 18th century, James and Grace Lynd Stuart planted over 150 beech trees leading to their Georgian estate, Gracehill House, hoping to impress approaching visitors. Today, people worldwide are attracted and fascinated by the natural, ethereal beauty of the...

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A Reminder Unexpected

A Reminder Unexpected

It’s our last full day in Ireland – a beautiful, non-rainy, morning and we are determined to spend it soaking up as much of old Dublin as we can. Our first stop of the day: the Book of Kells exhibition and the Long Room of the Old Library at Trinity College....

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The Kerry Cliffs of Iveragh Peninsula

The Kerry Cliffs of Iveragh Peninsula

The Kerry Cliffs on the Iveragh Peninsula is not your usual tourist stop. It’s a bit off the beaten, well-known Ring of Kerry path. But oh, it’s so worth the extra bit of driving! We arrived on a day that was typically overcast and cool for September, but not terribly...

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Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.

~ Alice Meynell