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Day 8: Scenic drives, Downpatrick Head, Beach and Ballycroy National Park

Saturday, March 19 Saturday was our last full day in Ireland (well, for now). The weather was sunny, with blue skies- but SUPER windy! In the morning, the kids soaked up time with their little cousins in the hot tub: What a beautiful morning!! Eventually we all got ready, and by mid-morning we headed out… Continue reading Day 8: Scenic drives, Downpatrick Head, Beach and Ballycroy National Park

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Day 7: Country morning + Biking the Greenway

Friday, March 18 We had made tentative plans to go biking on Saturday, but upon waking up Friday morning, the weather forecast looked significantly better for Friday than Saturday. It was supposed to be extremely windy on Saturday. So, we called to reserve bikes from a local rental place for later that same afternoon instead.… Continue reading Day 7: Country morning + Biking the Greenway

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Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!

Thursday, March 17 Thursday was St. Patrick's Day! We didn't specifically plan our trip to be in Ireland over St. Patrick's Day, exactly, but it just happened to work out with the timing of the boys' spring break. It was just an added bonus. 🙂 I should say, though, that I think when people envision… Continue reading Day 6: St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland!

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Back in the USA + my worry stone!

We're home! We got home last night, actually (Saturday). The flight home was a bit longer than on the way over- maybe 7 1/2 hours, but everything went smoothly. One nice thing flying home from Ireland is that they do a U.S. "Pre-Clearance" for Immigration and Customs before you leave Ireland. Then, you just get… Continue reading Back in the USA + my worry stone!

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Day 4- lazy morning, Museum of Country Life, pub

Tuesday, March 15 After a couple of pretty full days, and a weather forecast that looked iffy anyway, the plan for Tuesday was a pretty low key morning. My nieces had school, so they went off to that, but the rest of us slept in a bit. The boys got a kick out of riding… Continue reading Day 4- lazy morning, Museum of Country Life, pub

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Day 3- Scenic drive, Kylemore Abbey, Castle

Monday, March 14: My sister planned a full day “out” on Monday, just us, my parents, her youngest and her (while my nieces went to school and brother-in-law worked). She had mapped out a scenic driving route, with several stops along the way. Starting out- it was gloomy/rainy at first, but the weather was supposed… Continue reading Day 3- Scenic drive, Kylemore Abbey, Castle

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Day 2- Westport House/ Westport/pub!!

Sunday, March 12: *We slept hard Saturday night, thankfully… I didn’t wake up until after 8 am, which for me is super late!! It rained and rained all night. I was so tired, and the sound of the rain on the roof was perfect for sleeping. 🙂 Peeking out my window in the morning- overcast/rain… Continue reading Day 2- Westport House/ Westport/pub!!