Tag Archives: Ireland

Visiting Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael is a small island off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. The monastic settlement on the island has been a world heritage site since 1996. It’s easy to see why. Continue reading

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No Surface pre-order for Irish buyers

Being a geek at heart (and having the t-shirt to prove the fact), the reports that Microsoft Surface devices were now available for pre-order moved me to investigate the situation, especially when Henrik Walther (of msexchange.org fame, now holding a blue badge … Continue reading

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Blast from the past (1994)

On November 5th, 1994 Ireland played the USA Eagles at Lansdowne Road, Dublin. The game ended in a 26-15 win for Ireland and it was the first time that I participated in an international rugby match. In those days the … Continue reading

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Back to Kilkee

Kilkee is a seaside resort in County Clare on the west coast of Ireland. Originally developed as a resort in the late Victorian era, Kilkee continues to be a popular destination for tourists from all around Ireland and elsewhere. My … Continue reading

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View from Row E: Ireland v Samoa

On Saturday, November 13 it was time to return to Lansdowne Road (aka the Aviva Stadium) to retake our seats in Row E of the South Stand for the Ireland v. Samoa match. Ireland’s performance in week’s game against South … Continue reading

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On Abbey Island

Unlike the impression that many have of Irish people, I have never spent much time getting to know the Ring of Kerry. In fact, I’ve always regarded it as a route much beloved of tourists and therefore cluttered with tourist … 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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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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