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20th August 2019
Steak sandwich, Irish style

You've got my attention
I love food photos.
20th August 2019

Emotions run high
Even today we found people would ask us if we were protestant or catholic. I better understood The Troubles once visiting. History and strife.
23rd August 2019

Emotions
Commenting as a visitor in a troubled place is delicate, but I do know how I felt.
19th August 2019

Song in my heart: Ireland
Thank you for this blog - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. My Irish neighbors have just come back from a trip (their last one - he' 94 & she's 90), plus my sister is going to Ireland in 3 weeks, so I will pass this blog on for her to enjoy! Thanks so much, Vivian Brennen
23rd August 2019

Ireland experiences
Glad that others can benefit from my travel experiences
18th August 2019

Christ Church Cathedral
I have posted some of your pics in "Cathedrals, grand churches, mosques & places of worship" thread in The Photography Forum. Check 'em out.
19th August 2019

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Thanks! Wonderful church to visit, not only for the remarkable crypt.
18th August 2019
Even stone wears away

Crypts
Memory immortalised...beats a headstone anytime.
26th July 2019

Mountain flowers
Firstly - Congrats on the arduous walk! I am very impressed. Second- i did not realize such colour existed on our majestic mountains. Thanks for sharing. Keep healthy and hiking so we can continue to learn and enjoy life a la Judith👍
26th July 2019

Wow!
Yes, it is hard to believe you walked all that way, uphill! Well done. And the profusion of flowers is hard to believe, too. Beautiful vistas, far and near. I've seen wildflowers in places I've visited, but almost never in places I've lived, or lived near. A good reminder to get out and about, even when at home.
25th July 2019
Holy Trinity Abbey Church interior

Serenity
I am glad you could feel the peace we felt.
21st July 2019

Overlap again
We also visited Blarney Castle and figured we might as well do The Thing. As we ascended and descended those claustrophobic staircases, I was surprised by the smallness of the rooms - not my mental image of a castle at all, after seeing great palaces in France. The gardens *were* amazing, though, and the shopping impressive for those so inclined. I find I just have to think of my crowded basement to restrain myself. For you it was the extra load: I guess whatever disincentive works. :-) Your shots of Cashel are evocative. Think of the work of building it . . .
25th July 2019

Overlap
Glad to know my photos brought you good memories. Castles were not nice places to live, except a peasant cottage would be worse.
14th July 2019

Charming
You are inspiring me! I loved the thatched cottage, something I would like to see but have not yet.
19th July 2019

Charming
Do visit Ireland! It's very special to see thatching these days. I have seen it three times in three countries.
14th July 2019

Killarney and environs
We stayed in a B&B about 15 minutes walk from downtown Killarney - close enough to get early-morning shots. But the town itself was bigger than it seemed on the map, somehow, and our scheduled stops did not include the interior of any of its churches, so I'm glad to see what St. Mary's looks like, at least. A far cry from the United Churches we grew up with in Western Canada. It sounds as if your tour is organized well to handle so many moving parts.
19th July 2019

Killarney area
Undoubtedly there are more sites and experiences in and around Killarney than we saw. A place to revisit.
6th July 2019

Cliffs and Program
I envy you your blue-sky day at Moher, but am glad we didn't get one like our guide told us about - where people arrive and say, "Where are the cliffs?" I guess it can get fogged in very badly. Your photos have interesting composition. As for your performance, thanks for the details. That gives me a much better idea of what you sing!
11th July 2019

Program
Thanks for following the song links. A chance to reminisce.
6th July 2019
Path on the Cliffs of Moher

The greens of Ireland
So many wonderful shades of green. Music in every venue and wonderful people.
29th June 2019
Nature's sculpture

Lake Louise
Peaceful canoeing.
5th July 2019
Nature's sculpture

Lake Louise
Best place!
28th June 2019

Current stuff!
I had some vague idea that this might have been a trip from last fall, or any fall for that matter. Maybe that was the reference to threatened snowstorms. But somehow the photos didn't align with that idea. Imagine my surprise when I checked the date and it was just a week ago! Get that weather under control, for goodness sake. :-) As for the rest of it, what a lovely way to spend the day, from helping tourists to playing tourist to meeting Sister Prejean. As you say, an unexpected brush with fame - some might even say with greatness.
5th July 2019

Ahh, the weather!
Still haven't got a grip on weather - pouring rain tomorrow predicted for the Stampede Parade!

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