With the Sea Always On My Right Travel Articles

 
With the Sea Always On My Right: Tyrone and Donegal – Ireland
With the Sea Always On My Right: Tyrone and Donegal – Ireland Back into the Republic of Ireland again and some fantastic scenery at Slieve League and a lively night at a local pub.
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With the Sea Always On My Right: Counties Waterford and Wexford – Ireland
With the Sea Always On My Right: Counties Waterford and Wexford – Ireland After seeing and photographing so many fairytale castles all over the country of Ireland, Sandy was finally going to stay in one of them.
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Wicklow
Glendalough is full of grand mountains, trees and lakes. It retains a spiritual atmosphere, even though it is invaded daily by hordes of tourists and tour buses.
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Cork
County Cork Around the Caha Pass, we came into County Cork. The Caha Mountains have one of the last remaining natural wildernesses in all of Europe. In the Glengariff Ancient Oak Forest, where twisted and gnarled, massive oaks line the banks of the Glengariff River, it reminds one of the times, when Celtic chiefs roamed […]
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Clare
County Clare The N67 turned inland at Ballyvaughan so we didn’t take the coast road through Black Head. We were now in the heart of “The Burren“, supposed to resemble a moonscape. Boireann is Irish for rocky country or karst with stretches of limestone in all directions. I relied on the description of our guidebook […]
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With the Sea Always On My Right: Counties Limerick and Kerry
County Limerick The Vikings reached this area in the 10th century and founded the town of Limerick. We crossed over the River Shannon to St. John’s Castle, situated beside the river. A massive structure which has recently been restored, we again just viewed it from the outside and inside in the gift shop. There, I […]
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Sligo
County Sligo The most dastardly act the IRA committed against England occurred in this area in 1979. At Mullaghmore, the IRA blew up the yacht of Lord Mountbatten, killing him and members of his family. Nearby, Classebawn Castle was Mountbatten’s home. W.B. Yeats grave at Drumcliff Further on, we were now in the area of […]
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Galway
County Galway Kylemore Abbey Rejoining N59, we entered the even wilder landscape of Connemara. Coming to Kylemore Abbey, we stopped to look around. Again we didn’t go inside. Built in the 19th century, it is neo-gothic and not the real thing. But it was a pretty sight. We arrived in Clifden, our destination point, early! […]
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Mayo
County Mayo “Breathe the wild landscape of Ireland”, states a informative brochure on County Mayo. We drove inland with the Ox Mountains in the distance, to Ballina, the largest city of County Mayo. Stopped at the Tourist Office and picked up a number of pamphlets, maps and sheets on the area. We were interested in […]
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With the Sea Always On My Right: County Derry
County Derry After Portrush, we turned inland and took the road around Coleraine then went on A37 to Limavady. What makes this place important is that Jane Ross lived here from 1810 to 1879. She happened to hear a traveling fiddler play a familiar song, that had been played around Ireland for many years. But […]
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