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Jun 20, 2018 - A Lost Pub, An Ungrateful Guest and Beauty

The O’Connor family roots are in the nearby the town of Macroom. In Macroom there is a pub, the O’Connor Pub. Peter who had visited the pub 15 years ago wanted to take a family picture outside the pub for this years Christmas card. (It was 9 Am and even for Ireland it was too early for the pub to be opened.) Upon arriving in Macroom, our driver, Brian parked the bus and with Peter went in search for the pub. An animated conversation ensued on the street with a local. Hands moving in all directions, facial contortions of dismay. Upon...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Irish National Park

Sep 28 We leave Blarney behind heading to Killarney to visit the Killarney Nationl Park. It takes about an hour and a half to get there and as we head further west even the main roads are pretty narrow. Two large vehicles passing do it gingerly. The first order of business is to take a group photo, then it's time to horse around. Killarney National Park at 26,000 acres is the oldest park in Ireland. It was created from gifts of the land from just two families. We take a tour on a horse drawn jaunting car for a tour. The wagon holds about...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Day 8 (Saturday) - Ask And Ye Shall Receive

With some sadness, we left Kinsale this morning, and headed for Killarney National Park. I am no longer even a little bit nervous about driving in Ireland. The whole “left side of the road” takes, at most, about five minutes to get used to. The bigger challenge is driving the narrow roads, but I’m driving in a very very small automobile. Think of a smart car, except with a back seat than cold hold two suitcases, and you have what we’re driving – a Suzuki Alta. I would never in a million years want to own this car, but for tooling around...

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Nov 19, 2007 - Ring of Kerry

So, we were late waking up this morning, we got all got out of bed at 7 (our departure time for the Ring of Kerry) so we had a bite to eat, again I had no appetite so I had tea, Shane ate some cereal and dad had a tea as well. After saying our goodbyes we left at 8 for the Ring of Kerry. WE DIDN'T GET LOST!! It took us just under 4 hours to get there, we arrived at the beginning of the ring at 1150 we made good time (for once on this trip) We drove the ring and stopped a few times for pictures. I got to collect a few things for Michelle's...

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Sep 28, 2007 - Ennis to Kenmare Bay via the Ring of Kerry

Today, we don't cover a lot of miles, but we see a lot of different things. Some quite surprising. It is rainy when we leave the hotel. We are on the N18, headed toward Limerick, skirting the large bay created by the river Shannon. Limerick is a large town and it takes us an hour to navigate the traffic. Did I just see a palm tree? We head toward Adair on the N21. The sun begins to burn through the clouds. Our tour director tells us the climate is moderate here due to the warm Gulf Stream current offshore. We see many fir and pine trees but...

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Sep 3, 2007 - Auf Wiedersehen and caed mille failte!

Wednesday, 29 August. Early morning, a full moon setting, a top floor room overlooking the runway, lots of aircraft movement and a functioning internet - I was in a good place! Being at the airport already made for a relaxed morning. The included breakfast was excellent, especially considering it was a help-yourself speed brekkie, and then a very short stroll over the road to check in for our flight to Kerry. The flight itself was fine and by lunchtime, we were picking up our car in Ireland. On my sister's recommendation, we headed for...

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