North America, Europe · 15 Days · 80 Moments · June 2017

D'Eirinn, le gra - To Ireland with love!


1 July 2017

Departing from Dublin Airport .๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ˜” Delayed 1 hour. Seven hour flight back to Toronto ๐Ÿ˜จ Happy 150th Birthday ! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆ
Our wheels served us well, and sweet Marie under Fran's guidance got us there safely.

30 June 2017

Beautiful!
"Handsome Jack".
Mom, you inspired the beginning and now end of our journey, at Malahide estuary, an almost full circle journey with you. Loving you now and forever.
Irish National Heritage park birds...love a diet of cheese according to local worker there!
Rare moment...got the girls to go to church!
Ferrycarrig Lodge, Wexford, Ireland . Beautiful B&B, too bad we had only one night to enjoy it .

29 June 2017

Beautiful stitchery on a pillowcase at our B&B in Wexford.
Our new tour guide in Cork showing us shortcuts to the streets , yeay! โค
Templetown named after Knights Templar of 12th century., with church ruins and cemetery.
The Pond House B&B, Knocknasuff, Blarney, Co. Cork

28 June 2017

Made in County Meath in Ireland. "Bru Ri".
A few Celtic symbols...
The English Market in Cork.โค

27 June 2017

Maryliz the Party Girl / Sleeping Beauty ๐Ÿ˜‰โค
Sean! We found ye're famly!!
Town of Blarney, with the Blarney Woolen Mill, largest Irish store in the world; creek behind the mill; stairs and stairs to carry your groceries; and the town homes along Main Street!
Irish kitties and their ma..for Madeleine. We'll bring the last one home!!!!
On LONG drive to Cork from Galway. Stopped in at Killmallock Dominican Friar's Abbey.

26 June 2017

Quaint Thatch roof cottage just down road from Corribview B&B, Clogherevagh, outside Galway.
Aran Islands Sweater Market. Such beautiful craftsmanship! The passing of the art from one generation to another!
8 pics...Aran Islands day trip by ferry: first real Irish weather while shopping, so toppled off with something warm! Purรฉed vegetable soup and Bailey's coffee or pale ale works!

25 June 2017

Interesting find as we wait at a stop light.
Keep your eyes peeled!
Wild Atlantic ride...25 Euro per adult. We WATCHED then headed into mountain pass.
In the town of Strandhill. Stopped for a quick game of golf! FOUR! Also tried surfing! What a blast! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ NOT! LOL!
We love Strandhill! Windy and wild; waves perfect for surfing, as a group of GAA boys' hurling team experience! Fran and Joanne catch the breeze!

24 June 2017

Craft beers made in Sligo, Ireland. These are very new products. Liking the beer(s), as you can tell!๐Ÿป๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ€Thieving Bastards Pale Ale and Heino Weiser IPA.
Made in Sligo, Ireland!
Down town Sligo, window shopping!
Sligo Friar's Abbey; love's knot you are encouraged to make a wish on; different points in the abbey provide photo opportunities

22 June 2017

Portrush:
Puzzling in honour of mom.โค
Met an Irish puppy tooโ˜˜
Tapestries at Beulah Guest House B&B โ˜˜Portrush, Ireland.๐Ÿ€
Four Sister's at White Rocks Beach in Portrush! Beautiful!
Fran returning some of mom's ashes to the sea at White Rocks Coastal Park. โค
Bushmill's Distillery. Sample of - 5 year old whiskey. Second pic...sample of 10 year and 12 year whiskey!
White Rocks was amazing! Dipped our feet in the North Atlantic Ocean; Maryliz; Fran returns Mom to the Sea of her homeland; white cliffs and seaside; surfer; poppies on way out!
Dunluce Castle, Portrush. One of the locations of the filming of Game of Thrones. Scroll to the left please.
The art of making a great whiskey! Bushmills Distillery.
Roads NEVER get old! OMG!
Portrush, Giants Causeway. Absolutely awesome! Magic!๐Ÿ€โค๐Ÿ€
The Giant's Causeway: from a distance, then up close, look at the hex shape of the rock from natural weathering of the sea, the giant's foot that we sat in, the camel hump that carried Finn home, the folklore is amazing!

21 June 2017

Portrush...second pic some one taking advantage of hot weather; in 3rd, Maryliz thrilled about our first day of rain..got to put her rubber boots on! Fourth was dinner bistro overlooking beach and Port; lastly, ML & Rose both had beef pepper, onions, potatoes.
Joanne's delicious picks for the evening at 'North of 55 Bistro' in Portrush. Tomato and red pepper soup with homemade bread; Sea Bass, fries, baked potatoes with chorizo greens. And Tennants beer!๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Our outstanding navigator! Thanks Fran!โค๐Ÿš˜. Mary Liz, our first driver! ๐Ÿš˜We will keep our eyes open for the ๐Ÿš”.โค
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and walk down and around was something!
Knockahollet Road...we thought our Garmin said "Alcoholic" Road and we were all set to find a bar after driving on these roads !! Practically peed ourselves laughing!!
Maryliz&Fran's room ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

20 June 2017

Co.Down Ireland beautiful โ˜˜
Annalong corn mill, creek, walkway to bridge
Ditching Murphy's law! Pardon the vocabulary!
Mary Liz and Fran sprinkling mom's ashes at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Returning mom to her families.
Family....now and forever! Liz and Theresa at old homestead. What an incredible historian Liz is. Knew our mom 'Marie' married Harold and wee Maggie, our grandma was her cousin.
Mom's baptismal parish of Ballymartin. Some headstones of relatives...we think!

19 June 2017

Annalong Port toward town and Mourne Mountains, boats in harbour, tide coming in
Rosemary and Joanne's room. What a view!
We have safely arrived in Annalong to our 2nd B&B! Fairhaven B&B!
Green Castle Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.
Look what we saw! Fran was so excited!โค We have seen many 'signs' indicating we were meant to be visiting here.

18 June 2017

Joanne's choice of the evening at Parnell's Heritage Pub, Dublin.
We are all licensed to pour a perfect Guinness! And of course , the distillery sits right beside the Catholic Cathedral!
Summit Inn, Howth, lunch is beers and salads.
Front pic, Bus to Howth, Flip to second, Howth lighthouse, coast, flip to third, flowers
Bus 31 to Howth Balie Lighthouse. On our way!
Ainsley Bridge Road headed to Howth Summit lighthouse, Dublin.

17 June 2017

No Parking Graffiti Bombed! Yesterday's walk about.
St. George Hotel finally...after leaving bags at hotel next door by accident!
We are here! IRELAND!!!!!๐Ÿ€ Flight was delayed about 50 minutes, but still got to Dublin on time -10:01 am. Dublin time. Flight was uneventful. No sleep for MaryLiz and Fran, a snooze for Joanne and Rose had a nice nap . Many restless legs amongst us all.

16 June 2017

Joanne, Rosemary, Fran, Maryliz Headed into the airport