Herein shall lie the tale of our trip to Ireland.
On April 14th, 2001 we (Michael & Susan) began a two week trip to Ireland. Once again, I (Michael) had my Pilot in hand most of the time (see our Scotland trip for another time) and took notes as often as possible. Unfortunately for the note-taking, I was driving most of the time (but managed not to kill anyone, although it was close a few times) and so my notes are a bit sparse this trip. Even so, I managed to fill six Pilot memo pages with text. On the other hand, we had our digital camera with us and subsequently took well over 200 pictures with it and another 150 or so with our trusty Pentax. We've also got a few movies (no sound, sorry) as well as a few panoramic pictures taken with the digital.
On the pages below, the original notes are in bold and the additions I've made since are in italics.
(maps are from the www.local.ie site, used without permission. If it's a problem, I'll remove them)
Be warned, the following pages are picture heavy and may take a while to load on a slow connection.
So, without further whatever.... our trip....
Day 1 - Dallas to Chicago to Dublin to Shannon and finally to Ennis. Kilfenora dancing.
Day 2 - Cliffs of Moher, Inishmore.
Day 3 - Driving & sightseeing in the Burren, Lisdoonvarna, dancing at the Royal Spa Hotel.
Day 4 - Shopping in Ennis, dancing at Cois na hAbhna.
Day 5 - The road to Dingle, Tralee, Conner Pass, dancing at An Conair pub.
Day 6 - Driving near Dingle, Blasket Islands, Funghi.
Day 7 - Off to Ballinskelligs, Portmagee, Bridge Bar.
Day 8 - The Skelligs, road to Kenmare.
Day 9 - The road to Caher, Caher Castle, Carrigheen Castle.
Day 10 - Cashel, Waterford and the road to Avoca.
Day 11 - Avoca, Wicklow Gap, Seaview Road, Meeting of the Waters.
Day 12 - Road to Dublin, Dublin hiking. Chief O'Neill's.
Day 13 - Music stores, Trinity College, Museum, St. Steven's Green.
Day 14 - Ceol followed by flying home.
Final comments & questions
November 12, 2001 - Minor updates to all of the pages. Fixed links for sites that had moved. Added prev/next links to all the pages and modified the navbar to include the comments and contact pages.
June 17, 2001 - Minor updates to several of the pages. Added a link to the Skelligs Chocolate Company on the contact list page.
May 26, 2001 - Added Fays and Dingle Internet Cafe links to the contact list.
May 16, 2001 - Days 13,14 added. Contact list added. Minor edits to many of the other pages.
May 15, 2001 - Days 7-12 (11 is on hold) complete enough to add.
May 12, 2001 - Day 6 complete enough to add.
May 5, 2001 - Days 3-5 complete enough to add.
May 3, 2001 - Day 2 complete enough to add.
May 2, 2001 - Day 1 finished.
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