- Sep 2
The Luck of Beautiful Ireland
Ireland, the beautiful, windy, and wild country has always been top on my bucket list. Like so many others who have visited this beautiful land, to spend time here is a step back in history. Curt gave in and we planned for a wonderful trip here in October 2019 to visit castles, ruins, and the gorgeous Cliffs of Moher. Along the way, we were immersed in history and romance and met some wonderful new friends. Everyone needs a little Ireland in their soul!
00:34 Curt's life lesson from his best selling book: Fix the Problem and other Life Lessons from a Pragmatic Dad You can get it here https://amzn.to/2Zdm2pp
02:00 Park and Stay Minneapolis, Minn.https://minneapolis.parksleepfly.com/hotel/comfort-inn-airport-bloomington
05:55 Dublin Guinness Brewery https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/guinness-brewery-tour
07:35 Gravity Bar
08:15 Book of Kells https://www.tcd.ie/library/manuscripts/book-of-kells.php
09:05 Long Room Trinity College Dublin https://www.tcd.ie/library/old-library/
11:50 Sean's Bar Athlone, Ireland - A must stop for Curt! Oldest bar in Ireland and maybe the world. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sean's+Baremail@example.com,-7.9423362,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x91275f28adc7bce0!8m2!3d53.4226598!4d-7.9423362
13:55 Galway Cathedral and market https://www.galwaycathedral.ie/
14:48 Garden Shed, Oranmore We stayed here! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/25610925?location=Oranmore%2C%20Ireland&adults=2&source_impression_id=p3_1588720236_pYzKhzXsE6%2FFKBKL&guests=1
15:25 Porter House Restaruant https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g212091-d7776941-Reviews-The_PorterHouse_Bar-Athlone_County_Westmeath.html
15:37 McDonaghs Great locals bar/. https://www.localbarsfinder.com/IE/Oranmore/1231467320219284/McDonaghs%2C-Thatch-Bar
17:05 Dunguaire Castle Just a stop on the road.
19:10 Balleybeg Priory - Another stop! No tourists! https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.3184344,-firstname.lastname@example.org,-86.7565343,3z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4844b7534fe9ac5d:0x32318793a57719d!2m2!1d-8.6698297!2d52.2195337
19:45 Dovecot at Balleybeg Priory
21:35 Blarney Castle https://blarneycastle.ie/ Too touristy for us!
21:45 The White House Bed and Breakfast Directions https://www.google.com/maps/dir//white+house+bed+and+breakfast+blarney/data=!4m6!4m5!1m1!4e2!1m2!1m1!1s0x48449171f9ac067b:0x1aa6f119741d0d4c?sa=X&ved=http://thewhitehouseblarney.com/
We stayed here, our hosts were Pat and Regina. Wonderful room and traditional Irish breakfast!
23:22 Cobh (Cove) Great history!
23:55 Titantic Museum http://www.titanicexperiencecobh.ie/
24:45 Original Dock
25:15 Ardmore Ireland
25:50 Ardmore Cathedral https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.3184344,-email@example.com,-86.2956104,3z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4843120e3e77b68f:0xca0af7ac4a017e96!2m2!1d-7.713827!2d51.9483304
26:30 Cliff walk https://www.irelandhighlights.com/info/ardmore-cliff-walk/
27:03 Declan's Well http://www.ardmorewaterford.com/st-declans-well-ardmore/
27:23 Ardmore Castle - My favorite castle ruin!
28:18 Dungarvan hostel https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.3184344,-firstname.lastname@example.org,-86.2402612,3z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x484319aa11d63ae9:0x5a0b2507e12797fa!2m2!1d-7.6211958!2d52.0917297
Mooring Restaurant and Castle http://themoorings.ie/ https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.3184344,-email@example.com,-86.2383316,3z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x4843182143e16649:0x771abdea1ff479cb!2m2!1d-7.6170672!2d52.0895916
30:05 Kilkenny Ireland This is the beautiful city with a medieval mile https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kilkenny,+Irelandfirstname.lastname@example.org,-7.2743343,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x485d30a13423c5ab:0xa00c7a9973173c0!8m2!3d52.6541454!4d-7.2447879
30:06 Our new friends in Kilkenny...more with them and their retirement adventure in another episode! Glen and Celine
31:00 O'Gormans Pub We stayed in the BnB above the pub. Very small but clean and quaint!
31:54 Travel door lock. https://amzn.to/3ehUinG
32:27 Curt's "you, betcha" moment
32:50 Cindy's "oh hell, no" moment