Blogs from Tinahely, County Wicklow, Ireland, Europe


Europe » Ireland » County Wicklow » Tinahely August 7th 2017

Tag 320 – Tinahely Farmshow Am Montagmorgen stand ich mal etwas früher auf und machte nach dem Frühstück einen Strandspaziergang. Gegen halb elf kam Sergie wieder, und dann fuhren wir mit Jörg und Ulla los. Heute war nämlich noch Bank Holiday und in Tinahely fand eine große Farmshow statt. Nach etwa einer Stunde Fahrt waren wir da. Jörg meinte, es würden wohl jedes Jahr etwa 40.000 Besucher kommen – das heute war die größte Farmshow Irlands. Man konnte es vielleicht etwas mit einem Pferdemarkt oder einer Messe vergleichen, nur noch größer, denn es gab alles Mögliche. Als erstes sahen wir die Oldtimerausstellung an. Daneben waren auch alte Traktoren, Fahrräder (solche mit einem kleinen und einem riesigen Rad) sowie Maschinen und Motoren - so konnte man zum Beispiel einen Motor sehen, der eine kleine Kornmühle antrieb. Danach ... read more

Europe » Ireland » County Wicklow » Tinahely April 6th 2017

After breakfast at Madeline's, Kathy and I spent our down day in Tenahely hiking an 8 mile rails to trails loop. It was level and easy. Probably good for our legs. I kept asking Kathy for the map and she finally told me "Can't we just go without looking at the map?" So I stopped asking for the map. Thirty minutes later she asked where are we. I told her I didn't know. We also toured the residential portion of Tenahely and visited the local realtors shop for window shopping local rentals. Some very nice properties that are affordable in the area although this is not the preferred location. We also scope out the bus transportation back to Dublin tomorrow. The bus strike is still on and looks like it will interfer with our travels. We ... read more
Train Tunnel on the Rail to Trails
"Bam"...The bartender at Black Tom's

Europe » Ireland » County Wicklow » Tinahely April 5th 2017

This is our last day of hiking on the Wicklow Way. We ended our hike with a stirring 10.5 miles through some very beautiful country. This is lambing season and every pasture has the cutest little lamb hovering around their mothers. I scared 2 baby lambs who ran clear across the pasture to their mother. She came over to berate me but I told her Kathy did it. Kathy must have taken about 300 pictures of these lambs. How many pictures of baby lambs does one need. I guess the answer is more than 300. The weather was cool but dry thankfully. Most of the hiking was along forestry or farm access roads but still the hiking is good. Very challenging up and down the hill sides. Good training for our AT hike in MAY. We ... read more
Madeline's B&B
O'Connor's Bar

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