What’s a Guinness Without a Ciggie?

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 | 3 Comments

Miss Fish’s Brother in Law edited the pic of her sampling a Guinness during the brewery tour. I thought it was funny…although Miss Fish has other opinions.

Pictures from the Dingle Way — Dingle to Cloghane

Posted on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 | No Comments

Pictures from the Dingle Way, Tralee to Dingle

Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Random Pics from Doolin

Posted on Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 | 3 Comments

Back in Dublin

Posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | No Comments

Lounging in the Library Bar back at the Central Hotel after a quick bus and train from Doolin. Pretty cool, though…the hotel staff recognized us as we came staggering through the door. We felt a bit forlorn at leaving the Twin Peaks B & B, as Sinéad and Pascal were great hosts for five nights. […]

Days of Doolin — Day Five: The Burren

Posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Burren…it’s a Tolkein-esque name for an amazing area of western Ireland south of Galway and our area of interest for today, kids. Geologically, it’s a large area of limestone exposed during glacial activity of the Ice Age that had scraped away the top layers of sedimentary rock. As the eons passed, the weak acids […]

Days of Doolin — Day Four

Posted on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 | 2 Comments

The day started off cloudy, which is a change after almost three weeks of glorious weather. After hanging out at the record store/coffee house for a while, we went over to the hostel to purchase bus tickets for the next two days. Tomorrow, we’re going to catch the bus to Ballyvaughan to do a day […]

Days of Doolin, Day Three

Posted on Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment

We finally had a low-energy day, which was pretty nice for a change. We stopped into the local cafe for a cup of coffee and engaged in some mandatory shopping. While in one shop, a very kindly gentleman entered the store, wondering if the shopkeeper had any interest in stocking the book he had written. […]

Our 88 cups away from home

Posted on Monday, April 26th, 2010 | 6 Comments

One of the benefits of spending several days in one area is finding favorite spots.  Usually these take the form of familar sites from home and include pubs or cafes that just feel good. Places you look forward to stopping by daily.  Missing our favorite cafe in Gardnerville, 88 Cups, it was only natural to […]

Days of Doolin, Day Two

Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 | 3 Comments

Or, How What Was Supposed to Be a Relaxing Layaround Day Wasn’t First off, be aware that any decision to visit the Aran Islands is a commitment to a major, all-day undertaking. Second, if Miss Fish repeats a desire often enough throughout a trip, it tends to materialize at some point. Yesterday, we had taken […]