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Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin November 21st 2013

Hello all!!
I know it has been too long since I have last written. In fact I told so many of you that a blog was on the way, but the truth is that traveling, school work, life, and writing is a lot to balance. Not to mention, this blog took way too much pondering. This will be quite a long one... I recently traveled over land and sea with my best friend Rae to the beautiful green island that is Ireland!!!! Anyone in my family will tell you that I have dreamed of the moment that would occur when I would step off of the boat that would lead me to the footfalls of my ancestors since I was about four. Finally after years of patiently waiting that moment arrived!! Let me tell you something that ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Galway » Galway November 20th 2013

First of all, some life developments. Remember how I said I was moving to Amsterdam? Yeah well, that isn't happening any more. In fact, I now don't even have a job - I'm currently a man of leisure! How it all happened is a long story but I'm appreciating the break from working life which was probably what I needed. What it all means is that major travelling plans are afoot. What exactly they are, I will keep to myself for now until they are more concrete - one thing for certain is that they are not likely to take place until the middle of next year while I wait for my British citizenship to be granted. I've waited six years for it so I am not about to give it up now. Whether I was ... read more
Bridge Near Killarney
Dunguaire Castle

Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Cliffs of Moher November 6th 2013

I had been fantasizing about this moment, seeing the cliffs with my husband for many weeks, but now that we were finally here I almost didn’t care. Time collapsed minute-by-minute as we trekked along the cliffs. I understood on some dim detached level that the earth beneath my feet was a spectacular sight. But I struggled to focus on the beauty-of-the-moment as I squeezed through the traffic jam of tourists. The crowd had gathered to view the 214m (702 feet) cliffs at their highest peak. However, the clouds were darkening and swelling. The mob was getting anxious as the Heavens were about to burst. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and ... read more
A bleak, but beautiful sight.
Terry stands at the edge of the world

Europe » Ireland » County Kilkenny » Mullinavat November 4th 2013

Hi, Ireland has been great, heading to Cardiff/ whales to stay with yvonne and mike.... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Blarney November 4th 2013

Photos we will miss ireland. Phillip agnew's 50th surprise party... read more


Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin » Ballsbridge October 30th 2013

null Photos. I, we are having a fantastic time in Northern Ireland with the rally's it all going great. The first night we had a NZ wine with Sharon, Melvyn and Joan. The next day Wendy and hazel showed us around Belfast and Helen met us for lunch(she's so strong!) then we went to Wendy and morris's house for tea, Brent helped Morris on the farm while Wendy and I sorted tea. Melvyn, Joan, Sharon, Gavin and the kids came as well it was really nice and a good distraction for them after what had happened with Aaron. The next day Arlene and her daughter Alex came and picked us and we went out to their batch in new castle, on the way having tea and scones. We meet billy and Kaera there and went out ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin October 30th 2013

Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin October 28th 2013

This October, I had the chance to visit Ireland and the United Kingdom to learn about their education system. I was humbled to be joined by accomplished professors, teachers, and administrators as part of a group representing Phi Delta Kappa, a professional education fraternity. I want to wholeheartedly thank Teachers College Columbia University and Phi Delta Kappa for their generous support and for making this trip possible. This blog will detail my personal experience, and the education piece can be found url= The very first thing I noticed in Dublin, is that they drive on the other side of the road. While this may seem like a very American observation, it actually made crossing busy and complex roads very confusing, and even on the last day I still had to wait for light ... read more
Good morning, Ireland!
Guinness Pie
The Dublin Spire

Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin » Clonskeagh October 26th 2013

WE LOVE IRELAND!!!!!!!!!!!! so awsome here, feels a bit like home! I forgot to add in the last message that we did the Carrick-a-Rede bridge and the Giants Causeway, also sorry about the spelling mistakes i just read back through, was in a hurry at the hostel, ad to line up for the blimmin computer. First night in a proper bed last night was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We Put a love lock on the bridge in dublin and threw the keys into the wiffy liffy :) ahhhhh. We are now with the Irish Whanau. We are staying at Sharon and Gavins beautiful house, we love the pony (toby) and molly and jude are awsome, he blew me a kiss good bye this morning!. Molly had a pj party last night and she wore a leopard print onesie super ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin » Ballsbridge October 24th 2013

Hey guys, We came over to ireland and did a Shamrocker bus tour whichw as awsome, we were lucky and got the last two seats on the bus. There were 50 of us mostly ausis as usual!. We Started and finsihed in Dublin, first we went to Killarney and kissed the Blarney stone at Blarney castle to get the gift of the gab. After Killarney we carried on seeing some awsome scenery to Ennis and left a piece of our souls at the beach or so they say and if you want them back you have to come back to Ireland :). Then we headed off to Galway and saw the cliffs of Moher which were really pretty!. The next day we ditched the bus and took a ferry over to Arans Islands where the locals ... read more

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