A Castle Indeed!

Kilkenny Castle I enjoyed the visit and history lesson that accompanied Kilkenny Castle. The property is well maintained after three phases of restorations. “The first phase of restoration in the 1970s saw the Picture Gallery wing refurbished. In the 1990s, the second phase restored interiors of the central block to the style of a grand…

The Dingle Experience

The Journey Continues Two nights in Dingle were relatively dry and the sun popped out for a bit. We started off with a walking tour of the community with Steven and his Irish Wolfhound. Truly a novelty to tour with a classic dog of the region, the guide was good too! (http://stephenmcphilemy.com) The small seaside…

Ireland: Day 1ish

The Ireland vacation has begun: Alleluia Great hiking at the Cliffs of Moher this morning. Occasionally, I will experience a place where a song jumps into your head and keeps looping. At the Cliffs of Moher it was “Alleluia”. As we walked along the Cliffs, taking in the beautiful green hills sprinkled with cattle on…

A May Day Transition

A May Day Transition Another rainy day in southern Minnesota. I keep thinking the sun will return and the energy of summer will come for us to enjoy. May 1st is a day I see as a day of transition – we transition from spring to commencement! I love graduation and the joy that embraces…