Ireland’s Medieval City of Kilkenny and its Castle

Kilkenny’s rich medieval heritage is evident in the city’s treasure trove of historical buildings and landmarks, especially the magnificent Kilkenny Castle.  Kilkenny is Ireland’s most beautiful medieval city.  My day trip from Dublin through Collins Day Tours included this majestic city.  I walked around the castle looking for a variety of perspectives.


The back “yard” goes forever, with its lush and green manicured lawn!


Who doesn’t love fountains!


A couple of young lads enjoying the day!  Nice to see them phone-less.


The city of Kilkenny through my eyes and lens…



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Dublin in a Day

Arriving to Dublin in late afternoon, I settled into the Airbnb I had reserved, located in the Temple Bar area, within walking distance to all of the major attractions.  My friend and I went to a nearby grocery store for some breakfast and snack items (along with some local wine) and went out to dinner.  We had Irish excursions planned for the following two days, so we didn’t really explore Dublin until our last day in the City.  We had wonderful weather and I was so excited to be in Ireland!  Dublin is a very walk-able city.  I asked these two beautiful lassies for their photo…


A typical Dublin street…


The famous Ha’ Penny Bridge.


Trinity College’s “Book of Kells” was amazing!  The Book of Kells, created in 800 AD, is composed of four gospels of the New Testament.  The room itself is magnificent!

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Day trip from Dublin to Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains

Glendalough, or the Glen of two lakes, is one of the most important sites of monastic ruins in Ireland.  It is also known as the city of the seven Churches.  Fourteen centuries have passed since the death of its founder, St. Kevin, when the valley was part of Ireland’s Golden age.  For my second full day in Ireland, I booked another day trip, this time through a company called Collins Day Tours.  My friend Teresa was my beautiful model…

DSC_6477These trees were kinda trippy!


I’ve began collecting photographs of people taking selfies!


The moody skies were the perfect backdrop for the 6th Century monastic settlement, providing just the right atmospheric setting!

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Ireland’s Treasure at Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher, located 3 hours from Dublin on the West coast of Ireland, rising over 750 feet at their highest point, are one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights!  As a day trip from Dublin, it makes for a long day (12 hours round-trip with stops), but an unforgettable one!  We were fortunate to have beautiful weather, a bit windy with temperatures near 70 degrees.  The rugged and stunning scenery was simply gorgeous!



Walking from one end to the other along the paths was invigorating after the bus ride…


I booked the trip through a company called Irish Day Tours and the guide’s accent was charming!  He warned against standing on the edges because tourists have either fallen or the cliff has given way.


My friend Teresa looking lovely as usual!


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