Ireland: In Residence in a Castle

I’ve never spent the night in a castle before this trip to Ireland. In fact, I’ve never even seen a real castle before this trip. The experience was most interesting. The castle grounds are spectacular. The heavily wooded spaces (virtual forests), and the green grass (most typically golf courses) were expansive beyond belief. Driving beyond the massive stone and gated… Continue reading

Ireland: Day Six – The Ashford Castle

  Yesterday was exhausting: the weather at the Cliffs of Moher (working against intense wind is just exhausting), the excitement of the Cliffs and discovering the beautiful area of Doolin, and then the drive for hours (mostly in the dark) in unfamiliar areas that are flooded. The Irish Independent stated today that the flooding has exceeded all known records. It’s… Continue reading