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Back from the Emerald Isle!

May 7, 2012
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We are back from our trip to Ireland!  It will take some time to do a whole trip recap with pictures but here’s a quick summary:

Best place we stayed: Slane Farm Cottages, Slane, Co. Meath
Best Irish stew: Bofey Quinns Pub Corofin, Co. Clare with a very close 2nd place going to O’Shea’s Pub on Lower Gardiner St in Dublin
Favorites: Listening to a traditional (trad) music session at Bofey Quinns, visiting Cahir Castle, Jerpoint Abbey, and the Book of Kells
Things we missed that we wish we could have done: Visited the Crypts of St. Michan’s in Dublin & visited the Cliffs of Moher

Odd conversations between Jake & Myself:
*driving around a parking lot*
Me: You’re going against the arrows. Bad you.
Jake after turning the car and no longer against the arrows: Is that better?
Me lost in my own world: Who?
Jake: Is that better?
Me: WHO?!
Jake: ??!

*standing in the middle of Dublin Castle*
Jake: I want to go to St. Petersburg.
Me: …….Um,  we’re in the wrong country.
Jake: I know.
Me: ??!

I could blame these odd conversations on the fact that we were in a foreign country, but they actually tend to happen pretty often. Take yesterday while we were driving home from the Farmer’s Market.
*Jake driving, arriving at a stoplight*
Jake: I think this stoplight should turn quicker for people that live here.
Me: I have 3 dollars.
Jake: ??!

Maybe instead of “odd conversations” I should say “Communication. We’ve clearly mastered it.”

Here are a few pictures to hold you over until I can do a whole trip recap and post a ridiculous number of pictures:


Sheep. There were lots of them. I’m actually surprised at how well this picture turned out considering it was taken while Jake was driving Mach 3* down a twisty, hilly country road.
*Mach 3 may be a slight exaggeration.


Ireland Countryside. This is County Meath to be technical but the whole island is postcard perfect.


Gothic church. They’re gorgeous. And everywhere. I have no idea where this church was or the name of it.


Ross Castle. Castles in various states of restoration/ruin were also abundant.

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  1. July 7, 2012 12:11 am

    Looks like a great trip! Am bookmarking for my trip to Ireland in May 2013!!

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