Ireland Travel 2018 – Dublin with Side Trips Two Week Itinerary

When I am asked to plan a perfect two week trip to Ireland, I recommend Dublin as a base for the majority of sightseeing, with side trips to Killarney, Waterford, Howth, and Limerick, along with tours of the Dingle Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange. I recommend at … More Ireland Travel 2018 – Dublin with Side Trips Two Week Itinerary

Limerick Lunch and River Shannon Walk: Maps, Pictures, Podcast #31

Limerick is about 2 ½ hours from Dublin via train, bus or car. It makes a nice lunch stop before continuing on your way to the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, or other amazing destinations in the west of Ireland. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the 13th century King John’s Castle. Have a … More Limerick Lunch and River Shannon Walk: Maps, Pictures, Podcast #31

Two Perfect Days in Killarney, Ireland: Things to Do, Walking Tours, Maps & Podcast #30

If you visit Ireland, try to spend at least two days exploring Killarney. This town makes a great base for exploring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula, and its many highlights warrant at least two days for exploring the town and the Killarney National Park. On your first day, take a walk or … More Two Perfect Days in Killarney, Ireland: Things to Do, Walking Tours, Maps & Podcast #30

Howth, Ireland: A Dublin Daytrip – Things to Do with Maps and Podcast #28

If you visit Dublin, be sure to take a day or part of a day to visit the town of Howth on the Irish Sea. If possible, pick a day with little wind, so you can take the ferry around the island, Ireland’s Eye. In the town, visit the ruins of a medieval abbey, walk inside a defensive tower built to watch for potential invaders from Napoleon’s army that is now a vintage radio museum, and see Howth Castle, still inhabited by descendants of the original Lord who arrived in Howth in 1177 AD. Near the sea, watch as fishing nets are made, walk out to the original Howth lighthouse at the end of the pier, and enjoy fresh seafood as you look out over the harbor. … More Howth, Ireland: A Dublin Daytrip – Things to Do with Maps and Podcast #28

Waterford, Ireland: Things to Do with Walking Tour

Did you know that Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city with a rich history from its Viking founders? Did you know the Irish tricolor flag was first raised in Waterford by Thomas Meagher? And Thomas Meagher went on to become the first Governor of Montana? Oh, and don’t miss the Waterford Crystal factory and, best of … More Waterford, Ireland: Things to Do with Walking Tour

Dublin, Ireland’s Chester Beatty Library: Overview and Christian Highlights

Did you know that Dublin’s Chester Beatty Library was Europe’s Museum of the Year in 2002 and its collections have only grown since then? Did you know that this often overlooked gem contains some of the oldest writings of the Bible, including the earliest known book containing all four Gospels, the earliest copy of the … More Dublin, Ireland’s Chester Beatty Library: Overview and Christian Highlights