Dunmore East, Ireland A Port of Call

Dunmore East is the cruise ship port that serves the city of Waterford. It’s a quant seaside village with a few galleries, gift shops and restaurants and some very nice walking trails along the coast. It is a bit isolated however and transportation options are few. It is also a tender port as there areContinue reading “Dunmore East, Ireland A Port of Call”

Cruise Port Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. It has an urbanContinue reading “Cruise Port Dublin, Ireland”

Kissing The Blarney Stone

When you have a limited number of days to visit a country you just keep going, even when the weather turns foul. Such was the case when we traveled to Blarney Castle. Not so much cold but a good on and off drizzle. I’m still not sure what brought us to pick Blarney over aContinue reading “Kissing The Blarney Stone”

Pub Hopping in Dublin

Temple Bar in Dublin is famous. Many people mistakenly think it actually was a bar but that’s not the origins of the name. In the seventeenth century a famous Dubliner, Sir William Temple  was the provost of Trinity College. Sir Temple owned property along the river Liffey. In the river in front of his landContinue reading “Pub Hopping in Dublin”

An Unusual Blarney Castle Adventure

A Short Story Blarney Castle Caution If you are not up the the challenge of climbing six stories of steep stairs – don’t start the tour… I think that one of those requirements for first-time visitors to Ireland is visit Blarney Castle. It was way up on our list of must see. When you tourContinue reading “An Unusual Blarney Castle Adventure”

A Wet Day In Blarney

When you have a limited number of days to visit a country you just keep going, even when the weather turns foul. Such was the case when we traveled to Blarney Castle. Not so much cold but a persistent on and off drizzle. I’m still not sure what brought us to pick Blarney over aContinue reading “A Wet Day In Blarney”

Dublin Gardens in the Spring

For several days this May we visited a number of gardens while in Dublin, Ireland. The weather was mostly good with one morning of rain when we headed out for the National Botanic Gardens. By the time we reached the gardens the rain had lifted. The National Botanic Gardens – This is a really beautifulContinue reading “Dublin Gardens in the Spring”

Pub Hopping in Dublin

Temple Bar in Dublin is famous. Many people mistakenly think it actually is a bar but it’s not. In the seventeenth century a famous Dubliner, Sir William Temple  was the provost of Trinity College. Sir Temple owned property along the river. In the river in front of his land was a sand bar and aroundContinue reading “Pub Hopping in Dublin”

The Port of Dublin, Ireland

Port Location & Facilities – Large cruise ships currently are docking in an industrial port. It is about a mile and a half walk to get out of the port and to the edge of the city proper (3Arena). There is currently no cruise ship terminal, so ships will have to use boarding ramps. ForContinue reading “The Port of Dublin, Ireland”