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Weekend in Connemara


We’ve just passed a very pleasant and relaxing weekend in Connemara, my favourite place in Ireland. Oscar Wilde described Connemara as “savage”, probably due to the rock-strewn rugged landscape that creates a real challenge for farmers to scrape a living. … Continue reading

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Ballyconneely photo used by Go Ireland


Go Ireland is the web site run by Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) to help visitors find places to stay and see in Ireland. They run regular photo competitions, one of which I entered in 2008 when we were living … Continue reading

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Making salt from sea water


An article in the Irish Times (http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2010/0703/1224273550711.html) provoked a thought that we should take advantage of being close to the Atlantic Ocean and bring some salt water home to see if we could make some sea salt. I duly went … Continue reading

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Ailebrack


Some folks from California arrived to visit us in Ireland and created the immediate question of “what to do”? As we live in Dublin, it’s an easy call to have them spend a day looking around the city but Dublin … Continue reading

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