Category Archives: Travel

Journal of Leslie’s travels

The Antrim Coast to Belfast

Last night we stayed at the Ballygally Castle Hotel in Ballygally.  The hotel has three items of interest: it dates from 1625 (the rooms are renovated to modern standards), it has a ghost and the Dining Room door is made … Continue reading

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Londonderry and Giant’s Causeway

  We started the day with a tour on and around the wall of Londonderry/Derry as it is officially known. Last night there were demonstrations and we saw the remains of a giant bonfire that had been set alight in … Continue reading

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The Road to Derry

  Today was a rainy day but we spent most of it on the bus heading to Derry. Our first stop was at the Shrine of Our Lady at Knock. It was convenient as a rest stop but for Catholics … Continue reading

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Aran Islands, Ireland

  After a wild storm last night, the day gave us clear skies for our visit to the Aran Islands. The islands are a highlight on the Wild Atlantic Way.  We took a forty minute ferry ride to the island … Continue reading

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The Cliffs of Moher then on to Galway

  Leaving our hotel located on the Shannon River on the outskirts of Limerick, we travelled to Limerick itself where we saw the Treaty Stone  and the medieval King John’s Castle. We then carried on to the 700-foot Cliffs of … Continue reading

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Ring of Kerry Experience

Yesterday we took an excursion around the Ring of Kerry. Here, mountains, valleys, lakes and sea blend into a beautiful landscape with sweeping sea views. Unfortunately it rained hard and constantly and very few pictures turned out. We had most … Continue reading

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Blarney Castle and Killarney

  Today was a relatively easy day. We started with a visit to the ruins of Blarney Castle. As most people know, the idea is to hang upside down from the ramparts to kiss the stone and ensure a lifetime … Continue reading

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