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Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon June 18th 2015

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897After our flight to Chicago and a six hour layover, we boarded our international flight for Ireland. It was a short night at 35,000 feet and we landed in Shannon excited and ready for the adventure to begin! We were greeted by our tour director Andras who pointed out essential airport features to begin our trip successfully including the restrooms, the nearest ATM, and places to buy bottled water and snacks for breakfast. Then we boarded the bus and set out for Killarney, the quaintest Irish town with multi-colored storefronts, Celtic crests visible in shop windows, and street performers and musicians to add to the bustling scene. Fresh air and sunshine did their best to keep our jet lag at bay and we even enjoyed a horse drawn buggy ride around the city and ... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon May 14th 2014

I have officially arrived in Shannon, Ireland! We are 5 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time...so it's currently about 8 A.M. here. I've been traveling since 10:40 A.M. yesterday, so it feels great to be on the ground! First off, let me just say...investing in first class for an overseas flight is SO worth it. Especially when it's an overnight flight like mine was. Being able to sleep and have a well balanced dinner - amongst other perks - left me feeling refreshed and ready to start our trip this morning! Plus being able to enjoy a little bubbly pre-departure and watch Casablanca over fruit and meat kabobs? Priceless. GREAT NEWS: Not an ounce of jet lag. I literally have so much energy I could run up the Cliffs of Moher (where we are touring today). ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon June 18th 2013

Well today started with a rude wake-up. Kirsten went to turn off her alarm and glanced at her e-mail. There were 3 notices saying our United flight to Chicago was CANCELLED!!! Yes lovely. She quickly got on the phone to United who told her we were all rebooked for the next day. Obviously this was not acceptable. 45 min later we were rebooked on US Air with connections in Philadelphia and Phoenix. Not the quickest route home but still get home today. We arrived at the airport with no problems (a first for our driving). As suspected when we got there the line to United customer services was HUGE (hundreds) with 1 person helping them. Most would miss any option for another flight as they would still be in line. Thank goodness we could go to ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon July 7th 2012

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897Christine M KeefeCFOMetro Imaging, LLC... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon July 7th 2012

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897Christine M KeefeCFOMetro Imaging, LLC... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon July 7th 2012

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897Wedding Daywe made no plans for the day of the wedding, since we weren't sure what was going on. at breakfast, everyone seemed a little stressed, so we decided to disappear and get out of the way. we decided to road trip to the Ciffs of Moher and be back in time for the wedding, I was slightly stressed about getting back in time, but we allowed plenty of time. Wouldn't want to come all this way and miss the wedding.great views, which are posted elsewhere on the blog. we got back around 1:30 and everyone had calmed down. Mary had hair and make up done, just waiting to put her dress on. Marilyn was deciding which dress to wear...she brought two. she ended up wearing the one from Macy's. She looked great and ... read more
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Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon July 6th 2012

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897Christine M KeefeCFOMetro Imaging, LLC... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon July 6th 2012

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897Christine M KeefeCFOMetro Imaging, LLC... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon July 6th 2012

Geo: 52.7107, -8.87897Christine M KeefeCFOMetro Imaging, LLC... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Clare » Shannon October 13th 2010

It is really Day 3 as I write this but we got in so late last night that we did not have the energy to work on it. Yesterday was a long day but we met a lot of people. Had our first Irish breakfast at the Country House. Ed had oatmeal with whiskey and cream. I had eggs and bacon. All delicious. We had a great night's sleep after a sleepless night on the plane Sunday night so we felt well rested and ready to go yesterday morning. We bid farewell to our wonderful hosts at the Carrygerry Country House and headed north to Ennis. Ed's getting the driving thing down so it was an easier day of getting around. Ennis is a lovely bustling village with lots of shops and pubs. We walked around ... read more




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