Month: August 2013

Flying Boats & Irish Coffee – no, we weren’t drinking it!

When flying to Ireland from the East Coast of the US, you touch down in Shannon before the bars have closed in New York or Boston!  The night is yet young, as they say…but finding a hotel to accommodate you

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Céad Mille Fáilte – One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Landing in Shannon Airport, Ireland is a joy. It is a world class, modern facility with the longest runway in Ireland – and the only one capable of landing the new Airbus A380. But rather than the hectic, frenetic pace

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Hidden Jewels: Loch Gur, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Although I’d heard of Loch Gur and known about it for some time, I had never visited it.  However, prompted by Michael Quinlan, a local author and historian who happened to be the guide on our recent trip, I knew

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