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Sep 30, 2007 - The Hen's Weekend

They were seven Irish beauties on a hen's weekend away in the wild and misty mountains of County Wicklow. He was one rugged but gentle spirited man intent on experiencing the life of St Kevin, the spiritual founder of a 5th century monastic city in nearby Glendalough. Six of the women had freed themselves from their marriage cells, abandoning their husbands and young children for the sweet but forbidden fruits of the outside world. The seventh was about to be married and intent on making every moment of her last taste of freedom as...

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Autumn in Europe

Jun 11, 2007 - Roadtrip-Wicklow

I drove to Dungarvan, Tramore, Waterford then up to New Ross. I boarded the 19th century Famine Ship. Then down to Hook Head Peninsula. I visited Tintern Abby and the oldest functioning lighthouse in Europe. Then I headed inland to Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Arklow then over to the coastline at Britlas Bay and Wicklow head stopping at Wicklow for the night. Lots of driving but great scenery.

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Jul 22, 2006 - A week in the Wicklow area

Saturday 22nd. July. - Friday 28th. July. Raining today! We loaded up the car, golf clubs, cycles and all our usual junk, cleaned and tidied the house and by noon we were ready to leave. Again we had been given the use of a cottage near a place called Hollywood on the west of he Wicklow mountains by a friend of Sheila's called Fionnuala who we had met last year in Donagal. Its about four hours across Ireland to Wicklow but he roads are now quite good so it was a relatively easy drive. On arriving we found our scrap of paper to try to find...

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Apr 2, 2006 - Wicklow trip

Got up early and took the DART train to Pat and Dianne's. Pat is my dad's cousin. Pat's relative on the other side of family also is living here in Dublin. Her name is Kelsey. She also met up with us. Pat drove us down the coast in his car down to a pub that serves a carvery lunch (a hot buffet kind of meal). It was really good. Lots of pubs here put on Carvery lunches. Pat drove us by Enya's castle and by Bono's house. We drove down to Bray which is right on the coast and got some ice cream. The roads here in Ireland are so narrow and...

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Oct 22, 2005 - Dingle to Ballykissangel (sorry, Avoca)

Today was our longest and most wearying trip. Most of the roads were pretty good although it seems that all the main routes must go through the centre of every town. Travelled through Tralee, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and up to Avoca. This meant some delays from time to time but the worst was at Gorey. The main highway had a stop sign on it so everything ground to a halt whilst secondary traffic took precedence. Typically Irish methinks... Finally made it to Avoca in a very beautiful valley. Avoca is the town where Ballykissangel was...

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Jul 24, 2005 - County Wicklow -The Garden of Ireland - Photographic Essay

County Wicklow is known as the garden of Ireland and for stressed out Dubliners, it is just that, a place to breathe and be at peace. Just thirty to forty minutes drive from Dublin's southern suburbs, it is a mountainous region of forested valleys, ancient monastic settlements and quiet sandy beaches. Spending an hour there is like falling in love again, it will fill the unsuspecting pilgrim with joy and inspiration. This green temple is an earthly heaven for those spirits that are battered and bruised. Imprisoned souls that have been...

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Jun 1, 2005 - To Dublin . . .

We caught a cab around 6:45 AM and left beautiful Ft. William to head to Dubin, Ireland. The train left from Ft. William around 7:45 am and we were in for a long day of traveling. The first leg of the train ride was to Glasgow. On this leg of the journey we met the most fantastic Scottish older gentleman named Freddie! He was AWESOME!! He had just been on a very remote island in Scotland working with a group of folks from around the world on historic preservation. He told us all about what they had been doing and also asked us a lot about...

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