My Night In An Irish Castle

Have you ever slept in history? I’m not talking about history class. I’m talking about a place that holds life, that holds the vestiges of people from hundreds of years ago who lived absolutely different than you, who could not imagine the world as it is today. I have. I’ve stayed the night in a […]

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A History Nerd's Irish Adventures to the Past

Sunday I left Galway but not before having a fun academic, political, and religious conversation with Mary, the B&B owner. She was so fun to talk to and she understood so much about American, Irish, and worldly aspects and I enjoy having great productive and engaging conversations like that with people around the world.  It […]

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A Night Out With A Bachelor Party in Galway, Ireland

Today, I headed to Galway. It was an easy drive and the roads were much more comfortable for me to drive on. I arrived at my B&B and was welcomed in. Mary and Tom, the owners, were very sweet and gave me a Galway map. I headed to the city center. It was pretty crowded with […]

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WiFi Is Weak In Castles & Strong at the Cliffs (Countryside, Day 2)

This morning I woke, well-rested for the first time since I arrived. After running down the street to connect to WiFi (the B&B WiFi was still down), I returned to a full Irish breakfast. Patrick, the B&B owner, did an amazing job with the breakfast spread. All in all, my stay there was great. He […]

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It's all Backwards & Beautiful, Driving the Irish Countryside, Day 1

Today I left the hotel early to go to Avis Car Rental to pick up my rental car. I decided to take a taxi because I didn’t want to carry my heavy backpack and tote to the LUAS (above-groud subway).  After retrieving my rental car, I set out on the road…only to almost get in […]

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A Sightseeing Adventure: Walking 13 Miles In Dublin

My first full day in Ireland was a sightseeing adventure filled with a lot of sights (hence “Sightseeing”) and even more walking. According to my cell phone’s pedometer app I walked 13.14 miles in Dublin and burned 1042 calories while doing so. In one day! No wonder my feet ache! And yet it was worth […]

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