A Night in London

Alas, it was time to leave. I woke up early (although not early enough) – I had slept through my alarm, thanks to the night before. Note to self – never try to keep up with the Irish! Thankfully, I am always packed and ready to go; I jumped out of bed, grabbed a really…

A Sunny Day in Dublin

One of my favourite things to do in Dublin is actually take the DART out of Dublin. I got up early, headed to Tara Station, grabbed a day pass and headed south on the train. The weather was beautiful, I was heading to the water, and after sitting on a bus and train the day…

From Dingle to Dublin

My time in Dingle, and on the west coast, was coming to a close, and it was off to Dublin, my old home, to reconnect. I got up early, and made my way to the bus stop. Then it was off through the early morning and rain to pick up school kids, drop them off,…

Relaxing in Dingle, Ireland

After recharging the camera battery, I grabbed breakfast (where, in true travelling randomness, I met up with the other guy I had met on the Cliffs of Moher), and decided to once again go visit the dolphins. Not a lot of chance to see them at home, and I wanted a quieter day today. One…

The Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

The day before, I had followed the recommendation from Rick Steves, and enquired locally about a tour of the island with Tim Collins, a retired police officer. I was told that if there were enough people it would be a go and to check again this morning. Thankfully, with me, there were a minimum number…

Off to Dingle

I woke up early, and headed to the bus station for the long journey ahead. The first bus was from Ennis to Limerick. At Limerick, I waited for a bit, then grabbed a bus to Tralee. By the time we reached Tralee, real Irish rain was pouring down. I waited in the station for another…

From Doolin to Ennis

Another day, another town to explore. I packed up and grabbed a bus to Ennis. Ennis was not a place that was originally on my itinerary, but plans had changed and I had an extra night to fill before I could head to Dingle. I had heard that you could find good trad here, and…

Doolin – The Road Less Travelled

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference” Robert Frost, The Road Less Travelled Doolin is located in a great part of Ireland. It is close to the Burren , a beautiful and intriguing geological part of Ireland. It is also…

Heading to Doolin

After a relaxing morning walk, I packed my bags and headed down to the dock to catch the ferry to Doolin. It was hard to say goodbye to such a beautiful place: I love ferries and being on the water, so I was excited that we would stop at the other 2 islands (Inishmaan, Inisheer…

Inis Mor

I woke up to a sunny and beautiful day. A great day to take a tour of the island with a local guide and just explore the beauty and history here on the largest of the Aran Islands. A chance to take lots more photos. Our guide, Thomas, has been recommended in guidebooks and we…