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Sep 20, 2019 - Dungarvan, Ireland and Biking on the Waterford Greenway

A relaxing morning helped us over any jet lag. Unfortunately as we started out for a sightseeing day in Dungarvan, the town close to where we are staying, we discovered a flat tire. There was a keystone cop scene of three ladies getting the ‘job’ done. So we had a late start to Dungarvan arriving just in time for a Pub lunch at the Dungarvan town square. The Local Pub was a perfect first pub for us. The cod fish and chips were excellent and we also liked the Yellow Belly’s Cistra pale ale, the 2019 pail ale of the year. Debbie and Renee...

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Jun 7, 2018 - Thatched roof for the night

Today is a short drive to Tramore, google says 1hr 20 minutes but took us almost 8 hours! Took a scenic detour to Lismore in search of trout, castle and scenic beauty. Castle opened late, was not handicap accessible and trout were by permit only in private waters but it was a beautiful drive. Cut across the county, through Waterford and headed back to the coast. Saw a beautiful church with 10 Crystal chandeliers in Waterford. Drove the coast looking for the perfect pub with outdoor seating on the water front. Never succeeded so had late...

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May 23, 2018 - Waterford

Waterford First stop today was Blarney, We managed to get some steps up!! Spent a couple of hours walking around the castle and it’s beautiful grounds. So green and lush.. We had a limerick competition that made us all laugh a lot.. so funny!! Really a pretty good bunch of people, most Australian, hilarious really, come all this way to spend your holiday with Aussies.. The sickness is working it’s way through the bus tho, thank god neither Geoff or I have caught it..yet .. paranoia helps !!! I have every sanitiser know to man.. The...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Jul 4, 2017 - Ireland and Waterford

On to the ferry and up to the decks. Plenty of space available and quite a few snack bars. We got some ice cream and, since she was feeling better, Alice got a sandwich and a slushy. The four hour trip was unremarkable and Alice slept through much of it. We arrived in Ireland a bit after 6:00 to sunshine and warm temperatures! The road was pretty good through the countryside with lots of scenic views of fields and cows and sheep and more cows. We passed several towns that looked pretty new, then started to head into Waterford. Town itself...

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Apr 13, 2017 - Waterford

So today after a full Irish breakfast, Gord and I set off on the M9 for a short drive to Waterford. Yes..as in Waterford Crystal. Mostly this highway is recessed below level but occasionally we were able to see the small farms and low mountains as we sped along. We saw again sheep and dairy cattle farms. The yellow crop proved to be rapeseed when viewed upclose. As we neared Waterford, we met one of the two rivers, saw a magnificent suspension bridge cross it and further along found ourselves crossing to a city filled with Georgian...

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Isle of Shamrocks

Sep 27, 2016 - Waterford

27 Sep Happy & anniversary to us!! An 8:00am start this morning for about a three hour trip Southeast to Waterford. About half way we made a quick stop arriving in Waterford about 11:00. We parked in front of Waterford Crystal and took the factory tour. There was a talk on the bus that a lot of Waterford Crystal, about 90 percent,is made in Eastern Europe. Due to financial problems ownership changed hands a couple of times. Now only special awards and commission pieces are actually made in Waterford. It was interesting to see the process...

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Aug 5, 2016 - Back in Dublin and Reflections on Waterford

Today we are reorienting to Dublin. Yesterday was such a full day that it requires a bit of time to process all the new learning. First of all, a word on the driving. Roger has done a fantastic job. We keep reminding each other to shift left, and he has done well. Before we left home, he downloaded the maps, but we are finding that not all information is accurate. For example, the drive from Dublin to Waterford is around 150 kilometers, but our GPS map did not show the new M9 motorway. Fortunately by the time we arrived in Waterford and...

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Aug 3, 2016 - From Trim to Waterford with a stop at Newgrange

After a relaxing evening in Trim, we headed out to Newgrange to take a look at the barrows. Newgrange is a major heritage site in Ireland; we spent time at the exhibition but didn't make it out to the actual site. It has become so popular that folks are only allowed out in guided tour groups, and the wait time is staggering. The exhibition was excellent, and after our terrific non-crowded day at Tara we figured we had the barrow topic covered pretty well. The exhibition reminded me of going to Lascaux in France; when we were there we went...

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Jul 17, 2016 - Newport - Brecon - Carmarthen - Waterford, Ireland

What a huge travel day! We left our hotel in Newport, Wales this morning and drove through the most picture postcard perfect scenery and villages with names I won't even begin to try and spell. We have all been really impressed with how pretty Wales is. Along a lot of their median strips they have poppys, marigolds, cornflowers and other wild flowers growing which are so colourful and pretty. They do it to encourage bees to pollinate and produce honey. We had a morning tea stop in a little village and then we drove on to Fishguard to catch...

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Willos UK Trip

Apr 29, 2016 - Tramore

Train trip to Dublin and the weather is starting to improve. No need for the (nearly worn out) puffer jacket. From the station to pick up our hire car and a drive to Tramore /Waterford. Made the mistake of choosing 'shortest' instead of 'fastest' on the GPS and ended up on every back road from here to Dublin. Took twice as long, a number of fights but in the end I'm sure it was better scenery than the motorway. I must admit we were both getting a bit concerned when it got to about 5 and we were still on this back road, with hardly a car in...

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Oct 10, 2015 - Waterford Area

On the 10th we began exploring the far corners of Ireland with Mary and Eric. We traveled towards The Famine Ship (coffin ship) in Dunbordy http://www.dunbrody.com/, Hook Head Lighthouse (oldest one in the world), Loftus Hall (is it haunted ??), and ended our day with Maeve and Peter in the Waterford area. Its just a beautiful area, and one of the SE coastlines. We found the small communities very charming, cohesive and peaceful. The roads are limited in size, but Mary and Eric traveled them so smoothly.

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Ireland Travels 2015

Aug 27, 2015 - Coastal Drive

We enjoyed another beautiful drive today, this time along the coast to Dungarvan in the county of Waterford. We started out by taking the ferry to the little town of Passage East. We drove down the Copper Coast, this is one of the most scenic stretches of rugged coastline in Ireland. We made so many stops along the way to take pictures, it was amazing. We did have a bit of rain that dampened the picture taking, I still managed to take over 400 of this incredible drive. Our last stop was the beautiful coastal town Dungarvan with a...

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