D MJ Binkley's Guestbook



19th April 2014

Thanks for the travels through Dublin!
We have wanted to get there but as of yet haven't - will definitely keep it on the list. Isn't it great when you meet local people that "mark up your map" and give you great local knowledge - we so enjoy that & it really does come in handy. Sounds like you definitely picked a great "island" to celebrate your anniversary this year. Good luck in figuring out next year! If you haven't been to the Azores, you might want to check them out!
15th April 2014

Absolutely perfect
Kinsale was our favorite town- well village really. When we go back we will spend a few days there. Loved it. It was scenic because it is on the water.
15th April 2014

catching up...
Hey MJ...I'm catching up on your Irish blogs over lunch. Kinsale sounds like our kind of town and the Old Presbytery sounds perfect :)
14th April 2014

Drink up
We've got some friends in Seattle who went to an Irish Pub to drink Smithwick's after reading one of our blogs. Maybe you need to grab yourself a pint.
14th April 2014

Hello Lynne
We had hoped to have enough time on this trip to pop over to England but there was so much to see in Ireland that it did not happen. When you are tired of the long flights Ireland will be the place to go.
14th April 2014

Pubs and Guinness
Yes you have certainly whet my whisltle. Lv Lynne
14th April 2014

Scenic drives
Well you two are certainly "doing" Ireland - I am full of admiration for all this driving around. It is giving me a few ideas of course. When I am too old to do the longhaul flights I can just nip over to Ireland and follow in your tracks !! Lovely Springtime here in Sussex too, xx
11th April 2014
The gang at Oscar Madison's in Kinsale

Thank you for taking the time to read & comment
We enjoyed ourselves
11th April 2014

The luck of the Irish!
Dublin sounds like an amazing place...loved your daily routines very much! A Guinness lifestyle :)
11th April 2014

Luck of the Irish
Smithwick's ended up being our favorite beer. So many fine choices. Dublin was a lot of fun.
9th April 2014
Gravity Bar

Nice shot with the black stuff :)
The pints look really tasty! :) And is it sun I see? You surely came to Dublin at the right time! Loved your daily itinerary also... Just like you said, it's impossible not to visit a few pubs (per day) while in Dublin. I've lived there for 6 years and was planning to come back there once my Asian adventure finished... Plans had changed though... But it sure feels like home still... Loved the atmosphere and the people... So it makes me really happy you both had good time in Dublin! Looking forward to your next blogs. Regards!
9th April 2014
Gravity Bar

Living in Dublin
It would be great to live in Dublin for 6 years. LOL....yes there was a large golden foreign object in the sky. We enjoy your blogs also and looking forward to reading more.
9th April 2014
Touring Dublin Castle

About
About the only thing you haven't done in Ireland is have an Aussie BBQ in Waterford. A mate of mine started that so I know its real. Sing-a-longs and selfies you excel...but what about Riverdance? Gotta see you doing that!!!
9th April 2014
Touring Dublin Castle

Riverdance
No we didn't get to the Riverdance and didn't know about the BBQ in Waterford or we might have gone to do that. Next time.
9th April 2014

An amazing trip...
with enough time to savor the culture and the stout.
9th April 2014

Ireland
Yes we had the time to savor everything. It was a good trip.
8th April 2014

Ireland
What a fantastic journey with lovely photos. Thanks for sharing! Safe travels home. Marsha
8th April 2014

Good hearing from you Marsha
Ireland was great fun. So glad we went to there to celebrate our anniversary.
8th April 2014

Fab holidat!
You lucky ducks to have experienced the book of Kells and Trinity College Library. I love illustrated manuscripts and was dying to see this classic, but there were long lines when I was there in one summer; since I'm allergic to lines, I missed it. How wise to visit in March--your whole holiday sounded like a dream--an anniversary to remember!
8th April 2014

Fab time
Indeed it was a nearly perfect trip. No complaints. I can understand being allergic to long lines. March is really a good time to visit. I'm glad we came when we did. No lines for anything.
8th April 2014
Trinity Library

Awww, we miss you guys. This sounds like a very fun trip: "pub, pub, church, pub, pub (there are always two or three pubs outside each church) castle, pub, pub, library, pub, pub, nap. Pub, pub, chocolate shop, pub, pub literary pub crawl, pub, pub, story telling." Great photo btw. Love the idea of a literary pub crawl. ;)
8th April 2014
Trinity Library

Ireland
It was all we wanted it to be and more! Found several Irish beers that I like so all is good. The literary pub crawl and the story telling were a lot of fun.
8th April 2014

Wow!
What a whirlwind tour! You have just the right spirit to get the best of Ireland, despite the liquid sunshine. I'm so glad it went so well for you. Yes, the daffodils in March/April are fantastic. Ever onward! Sheila
8th April 2014

Touring Ireland
We enjoyed our month in Ireland and needed two but you take what you can get. We feel like we got a good look around. We had fun and talked to many wonderful people.

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