Ireland: Day Two – Kilkenny to Killarney

Today was a very interesting travel day: from Kilkenny to Killarney. My travels first took me to town center Kilkenny to see the Castle Kilkenny, which is situated immediately next to a river. Immediate access to water seems to feature prominently in the ruins I’ve seen thus far. I recalled a professor’s comment at Emory: “Everything in human history is… Continue reading

Ireland: Day One – Dublin to Kilkenny

For me, the worst part of traveling an extended itinerary (both distance and duration) is actually getting to the destination. From LAX to Dublin, via Atlanta, was a bit of sitting. And, in my dreadfully customary way, I couldn’t sleep at all on the plane. I arrived dried out (think: eyes stick shut), exhausted, and grumpy. On arrival in Dublin… Continue reading