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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

08:00 Trinity College https://www.google.com/maps/place/Trinity+College+Dublin/@53.3437935,-6.2545716,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2700fe0d8c716167!8m2!3d53.3437935!4d-6.2545716

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+Bar/@53.4226598,-7.9423362,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x91275f28adc7bce0!8m2!3d53.4226598!4d-7.9423362

13:15 Galway https://www.google.com/maps/place/Galway,+Ireland/@53.2838294,-9.1888286,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x485b93955a2d5bff:0x32b1b440a495281!8m2!3d53.270668!4d-9.0567905

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.

17:52 Cliffs of Moher https://www.google.com/maps/place/Cliffs+of+Moher/@52.971535,-9.448392,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x485b01af0bb881f3:0x283a469048b8c0e6!8m2!3d52.9715368!4d-9.4308824

19:10 Balleybeg Priory - Another stop! No tourists! https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.3184344,-94.6905981/ballybeg+priory+ireland/@42.037004,-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!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blarney_Stone

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!

http://thewhitehouseblarney.com/

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,-94.6905981/ardmore+ireland+cliff+house+walk/@41.8955962,-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,-94.6905981/dungarvan+hostel/@41.9703509,-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,-94.6905981/moorings+restaurant+dungarvan/@41.9692361,-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,+Ireland/@52.6540398,-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

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Podcast Artwork by : 

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Podcast Music Composed and performed by:    

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