Cathedrals and Cruise Ships in Cobh

After our adventures at Blarney Castle, we drove the 35-ish minutes to Cobh, neé Queenstown. This adorable seaside town’s major claim to fame is that it was the Titanic’s last port of call before she set out for America. First, we headed up up up, to St Coleman’s Cathedral, set high on the hill. A […]

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Adventures at Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle, home to the Blarney Stone, arguably Ireland’s most famous attraction. Pucker up and kiss this nondescript expanse of rock and you will have the Gift of Gab bestowed upon you. I don’t know if I got eloquence from it, but I certainly had a grand time at the castle. This time around, there […]

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A Love Letter to Cork

When I visited Montréal six years ago, I was immediately struck by a feeling of belonging. I set foot in that city and felt like it embraced me. It was the first city I ever fell in love with. Cork is the second. Cork is beautiful, bursting with colorful buildings and friendly people, my two […]

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All Aboard the Goal Train: 101 in 1001

Sarah over at The Chronicles of S had a very inspirational post last Friday: she is doing a 101 in 1001 challenge. Basically, 101 goals in 1001 days. I have been all about goal setting lately and I thought this was an amazing way to really light a fire under my ass. So I decided […]

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Circling the Ring of Kerry

I knew that I wanted to see the Ring of Kerry, even if I didn’t quite know what it was (I now know that it is a 179 km circular road in County Kerry that goes from Killarney, around the Iveragh Peninsula, through Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Killorglin, with many interesting and scenic sights along […]

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