Ireland: high crosses and a round tower

The main reason why we travel to Ireland and Scotland this year is to study Celtic Christianity and Spirituality. Today, we had a chance to visit one of many medieval monasteries in Ireland. The information posted above provides a good explanation about this place. The two high crosses are very …

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Our amazing Dublin

I must say that I truly enjoy being in Dublin. It is a charming city. The old part is easy to visit if you enjoy walking. The distances are reasonable. Yesterday, we discovered a very interesting and elegant shopping centre, near the Castle – The Powerscourt Centre.   Powerscourt Centre …

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Back in Dublin

I would like to begin with saying hello to the group of my amazing colleagues and friends from St. Ursula Catholic school in Toronto, who organized a wonderful retirement party for me in June this year. The theme of the party was adventure and traveling, here is the cake: And …

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Hiking in Ireland: The Dingle Way

This is a guest post written by my daughter, Barbara, who travelled with me to Ireland this past August. Our modern ways of travel allow us to move quickly and see a lot in a short amount of time. But after days spent on trains, buses and tours, it can be a …

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Dublin: Trinity College and more

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. -Oscar Wilde We spent our last day in Ireland in Dublin, visiting some of the most popular places like Trinity College Library, famous for its best known manuscript, the Book of Kells. Visiting Trinity College Library …

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The Dingle Peninsula

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. -Oscar Wilde The Dingle Peninsula is our last destination in Ireland before we go back to Dublin. According to local brochures the peninsula has more interesting historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland. Apparently it was once cited …

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Ring of Kerry

Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple and a simple thing is the right thing. -Oscar Wilde Hello from beautiful Ireland! Today, I would like to invite you to join me on one of the most popular and beautiful drives in Ireland – the Ring of Kerry. We …

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Killarney: ancient woodlands

It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much and live with her too little. -Oscar Wilde Designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981, Killarney National Park comprises lakes, mountains and forests as well as some interesting historical sites. One of the most popular attractions in the park …

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Killarney and Ross Castle

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. –Oscar Wilde Hello from Killarney! it is a very loud town full of tourists and pubs. We were lucky because our accommodation was in a …

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Hill of Tara and Newgrange

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. Oscar Wilde Today, I would like to present two amazing sites located not far from Dublin. The tour we took was organized by Mary …

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