Category Archives: Ireland

Traveling in Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is coming……an Irish holiday that has become a Hallmark Moment.  While annoying, I don’t care.  It makes me think of all the lovely times I had in this charming country seeing the sights, hanging out in pubs … Continue reading

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DesignDestinations: Celebrating 125 Posts

Wow! I looked at my blog stats page recently and noted that I had done 124 posts.  In Old Media terms, this is 124 articles (of sorts). I never dreamed when I launched DesignDestinations in August of 2009 I would … Continue reading

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Tall Castles Dot Irish Landscape

Tower Castles or Tall Houses as they are sometimes called, dot the landscape of Ireland.  Left to ruin, they are an eerie reminder of clans and medieval life on the Emerald Isle.  I think they are fascinating. Three or more … Continue reading

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Gregans Castle Hotel a welcoming spot in remote Burren area of Ireland

I had two really big surprises when we arrived at the Gregans Castle Hotel in the  area known as the Burren in the western part of Ireland.  The first one was that it wasn’t a castle.  Actually that was a … Continue reading

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Driving the Burren Coast Road of Ireland to Doolin and Cliffs of Mohr

Taking the Coast Road in the area called the Burren of Ireland is stunning.  Mix vast expanse of Atlantic Ocean and the almost surreal rocky terrain with many the interesting sights and no doubt about it, it’s a Wow.  A … Continue reading

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