Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Ireland, here I come!

Off to Ireland tomorrow.  Well, not exactly.  Off to Holyhead on Anglesey for an overnight stay before going by Seacat across the Irish Sea on Thursday.  Then driving across to Galway on the west coast for 5 nights.  We're taking a couple of friends who are over here from Canada and who have never been to Ireland before.  Action-packed few days organised for them - Tipperary, Connemara and Mayo - don't those names just roll off the tongue and conjure up images of Ireland.
I love Ireland's west coast - magnificent scenery and the Atlantic waves crashing against the rocky shore. 
The Connemara mountains are beautiful too, and our Canadian friends want to see some of the locations where 'The Quiet Man' was filmed there. 
Am getting excited now.  I LOVE Ireland!


  1. Oooo ... I wish I could tag along. =D I spent ten days in Ireland last month (a week around Galway and then 3 days in Dublin). SO much fun. Lovely country. My picture on my blog was taken at the Cliffs of Moher.

    Don't you love that green Connemara asphalt? One of my favorite places was Cong. Beautiful walking paths and lovely town. Old takes on a completely different concept when looking at some of the abandoned structures that have been abandoned since not long after Columbus "discovered" America!

    Have fun!

  2. Have a lovely time, take lots of photos to show us when you come back and hope you have beautiful weather too.

    Be safe and happy!

  3. That's sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to go to Ireland some day - it sounds so beautiful!

  4. Enjoy Ireland, Paula, don't forget to wave at me as you pass through Dublin!

  5. Lucky, lucky lady. Went to Ireland in 2009 and fell in love.

  6. Ireland is a great place to relax and compose yourself. I fell in love with it when I visited my friends there a few years ago. I've wanted to go back since, but flights are so expensive! Enjoy it for us all :)

  7. Am now in Holyhead overnight, and getting the Seacat tomorrow morning.
    Donna - we'll be going to the Cliffs of Moher on Friday and to Connemara on Saturday, also to Cong to look for 'The Quiet Man' location sites.

    Jarmara - I always take millions of photos in Ireland!

    Emily - there are so many beautiful places in Ireland, I've been about 8 times and still have only seen about a quarter of them.

    Ellen - will wave when we get to Dun Laoghaire tomorrow, and again next Wednesday when we'll be in Dublin for the day (going in by DART from Bray). Going to do the Green Bus tour - again!

    Karen and Ava - I think everyone who goes to Ireland falls in love with it.