Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ireland {cities & towns}

many adventures were had in Ireland, while touring
much of the country and seeing seven universities & colleges.

The list of places we visited reads like this:
Moneygull, Ennis, Sixmilebridge, Limerick, Connemara,
Letterfrack, Burren, Clifden, Galway, Maynooth & Dublin
I took a few photos of the towns & fell in love with their quaintness!

Moneygull
I loved that they still had American & Irish flags alternating
along the streets from Obama's visit earlier the same week.
It was on our way as the bus traveled from Dublin to Ennis.
Outside of the pub President Obama visited.
Ennis
We stayed in Ennis the first three nights & spent an afternoon walking around.
This is where we discovered Dunnes,
a Target-like store with groceries and clothing.
What did I purchase there? Irish breakfast tea and coffee, of course!
I loved seeing street performers & taking in the sights!
I couldn't resist taking a photo in front of 
a restaurant & bar with the mister's name!

on the road {sights from the bus}
I loved the scenery as we traveled from town to on a mini bus
with our bus driver, Patsy.
We stopped for a bit in Sixmilebridge (check out our bus on the right).

I call this a sheep shot!
Connemara
We stopped to see the marble that is mined in one region of Ireland.
It comes in rose, black and various shades of green.

Galway
We spend three nights in Galway City where we attended a conference
at National University of Ireland Galway.
While walking back to the hotel one afternoon, I stopped in
the Cathedral that was built less than 50 years ago.
It is simply breathtaking and the last building to use Connemara marble in it.
Found in Galway City Centre.
Dublin
We only spent one night in Dublin, so it was a brief jaunt around
to see some of the highlights (all photos were 
taken between 8 and 10pm)...it stayed light until about 10:30pm!
We also happened on some Irish dancing at the Arlington House.
Christ Church Cathedral, O'Connell Street and the warehouses by the Guinness Storehouse.

I'll be back soon with more photos from the trip!


P.S. You can read more about my trip here
on my professional association's blog.

4 comments:

  1. It's official! I've got to visit Ireland :) I love all the street views!

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  2. fabulous! you look ready for the weather too ;)

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  3. how fun! ireland has amazing architecture and history. i hope i can visit one day.

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  4. more fun. the sheep shot made me giggle :)

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