Friday, June 22, 2007

We're Back

... and still recovering. While we do, look at our pictures.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Big Picture

We're planning on going to Ireland this summer. The big picture is to see the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Clonakilty (home of the Toohigs), Blarney Castle, Waterford, and Dublin. We'll probably add some more points of interest along the way.

Early thinking is to fly into Shannon and drive up to the Cliffs of Moher. Then down to Dingle for a night and on to Kisdale where we'll stay for a couple of days. We'll make day trips from Kisdale to Clonakilty, and Blarney Castle. Then we'll drive over to Waterford and shop! After we ship everything home, we'll drive up to Dublin and then return from there.

Here's my Windows Live Local collection of points of interest.


We'll leave Memphis on Saturday connecting in Newark and arrive in Shannon Sunday morning around 7:00 AM.

We'll pick-up a car at the airport and drive West to the Cliffs of Moher. That's not a long drive.

Then we'll drive cross-country and cross-water (via a ferry) to Tralee and stay at the The Shores Country House.

On Monday morning, we'll get up and drive to Kinsale to stay at the Trident Hotel.

Tuesday we'll spend the day in Clonakilty, about 25 miles away.

Wednesday we'll visit Kinsale and go to Blarney Castle, just North of Cork.

Thursday we'll drive to Waterford, about 2 hours away. There are some places to look for along the way. We have reservations at the Waterford Marina Hotel. We'll go find the Waterford Crystal Visitor's Centre and then find a place to ship everything home.

Friday we'll drive North to Dublin along the coast. That's about a 3 hour drive. There're certainly some places we'll want to stop at along the way. We have reservations at the Jurys Inn Christchurch.

Depending on what time we get to Dublin, we may turn the car in Friday afternoon or wait until Saturday. Won't make any difference in costs.

Saturday and Sunday are in Dublin on foot.

Monday morning we'll get to the Dublin airport and return via Newark to Memphis.