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The Port of Dunmore East & Waterford, Ireland

The port of Dunmore East is located very near the city of Waterford and while Dunmore East has a small harbor it is not an industrial port. The larger ships visiting are primarily cruise ships. The town itself is a quant seaside village with galleries, gift shops and restaurants and some nice walking trails along […]

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Europe Restaurants &

Pub Hopping & More in Dublin

Temple Bar in Dublin is famous. Many people mistakenly think it actually as a bar and while there is a Temple Bar Pub the whole area is actually Temple Bar. The origin of the name is in the seventeenth century with a famous Dubliner, Sir William Temple who was the provost of Trinity College. Sir Temple […]

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Europe

Visiting Dublin’s Gardens

It’s known as “The Emerald Isle” and it’s hard to deny that Ireland with its rolling hills and gardens isn’t living up to the name. This island has been called “The Emerald Isle” for well over two hundred years and the first time the words Emerald Isle appeared in print was in a poem by […]

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Magazine

Cruise Life Magazine Vol. 2 No. 3

In This Issue (With A Nod To Ireland) March 2022 The HMS Titanic Blarney Castle Pub Hopping in Dublin Dublin Gardens A Legend That Lives On and On… In the annals of travel there have been a number of great tragedies including the Hindenburg disaster, the air disaster at Tenerife, the Vegas hotel fire, The […]

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Cruise Ports of Call Cruising Europe

Dunmore East, Ireland A Port of Call

The port of Dunmore East is located very near the city of Waterford and while Dunmore East has a small harbor it is not an industrial port. The larger ships visiting are primarily cruise ships. The town itself is a quant seaside village with galleries, gift shops and restaurants and some nice walking trails along […]

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Europe

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 a […]

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Europe Restaurants &

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 land […]

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Europe General Short Stories

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 tour […]

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Europe

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 a […]

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Europe

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 beautiful […]