The aging “Lads of Ireland” (U2 in Dublin and the city that made them)

I make no apologies.  I am a die-hard U2 fan and will be until the day I die.  I recently saw them in concert in San Jose (California that is) and would jump at the idea of seeing them again and again.  I have tickets to see the thirtieth anniversary of the Joshua Tree album … Continue reading The aging “Lads of Ireland” (U2 in Dublin and the city that made them)

Clonmacnoise Monastery – County Offaly, Ireland

  Located near Athlone in County Offaly, Clonmacnoise Monastary sits in a pristine location on the River Shannon.  Founded in 544 it was a center for learning with ties to the Kings of Ireland many of which are said to be buried on site.  The monastery continued to grow over time becoming quite powerful until around … Continue reading Clonmacnoise Monastery – County Offaly, Ireland

Powerscourt Gardens – County Wicklow Ireland

If you won the lottery where would you live Jenny?  I would live right here.  Period.  Powerscourt Gardens was thrust upon me 16 years ago whilst taking a sweet little tour called the “Wild Wicklow Tour.”  I was, as they say, gobsmacked.  Primarily the gardens left me speechless.  I love this area of Ireland, Wicklow. … Continue reading Powerscourt Gardens – County Wicklow Ireland

Muckross House – Killarney County Kerry, Ireland

Muckross House of Killarney in County Kerry is spectacular.  It is a 19th century Victorian mansion built in the lush green Killarney Park and sits on a glorious mountainside Muckross lake and waterfall.  The house is open for tours and has been lovingly restored.  The tour tells the story of the Herbert family who built … Continue reading Muckross House – Killarney County Kerry, Ireland