Sláinte!

Where’s the best place to grab a pint in Dublin? Well, there are many fantastic pubs around town, but if you really want a view, you’ve got to enjoy a pint of Guinness in the Zero Gravity Bar at the Guinness Storehouse. We visited the Guinness Storehouse late in the afternoon. We’d taken one of … More Sláinte!

Dark Side Of Dublin

After Galway, it was on to Dublin! Prisons aren’t usually on my list of places to see when I’m on vacation. But sometimes you have to make an exception. Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin opened in 1796. While it served as a prison for citizens that committed terrible crimes, it also served as penitentiary for leaders … More Dark Side Of Dublin

Queen For A Day

If you really want to make your trip to Ireland unforgettable, plan to spend at least one night in a castle. With many castles to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which castle to select. After a lot of research, we decided to stay at Dromoland–the perfect choice. Seeing the castle in the … More Queen For A Day

Just Add Jameson

The next stop on our trip was the Jameson Experience in Midleton, County Cork. http://www.jamesonwhiskey.com/us/tours/jamesonexperience. Our visit started with a video about the history of Irish Whiskey, followed by a guided tour of the old distillery grounds. It was a lovely afternoon, with the sun casting a beautiful glow on the complex as we walked through … More Just Add Jameson

Returning To My Family’s Roots

My Grandfather’s Grandmother left Ireland in 1880. Despite tons of research, I’ve yet to determine the county she lived in before she left for America. Which is exactly the reason I wanted to visit the Cobh Heritage Centre http://www.cobhheritage.com. Located in a Victorian Railway Station, the museum features fascinating exhibits about what it was like … More Returning To My Family’s Roots

Irish Daydreams

With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away, I find myself thinking often about my 2012 trip to the Emerald Isle.  So for the next week, I plan to post a daily daydream as I reminisce about my seven day adventure to Ireland. We started in Cork, then took the train to Limerick where we hailed … More Irish Daydreams