March 22, 2016

I will not let terrorism terrorize me.

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November 1, 2015 – Londonderry/Derry to Belfast, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

It was an eye opening experience to see the constant and ongoing conflict between The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This morning, I walked to the border and captured a lot of the murals and graffiti in Londonderry/Derry (The Free Derry).    

    
    
RAAD – Republican Action Against Drugs. Research this group; very interesting. 

 

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

Giant’s Causeway and the North section of Northern Ireland. 
  

    
    
   

   
 

       

  

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October 31, 2015 – Galway, Ireland to Londonderry, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

Londonderry/Derry, Northern Ireland; a city with two names but one incredible history. Those from the Republic of Ireland refer to it as Derry, whilst those from Northern Ireland, an independent country that’s part of the United Kingdom, call it Londonderry. Today, depending on how you name the city immediately gives away your alliance. The city was the center for the majority of conflict between these two groups, mainly Catholics vs Protestant, and literally divided the two sides with a wall. Today, the wall still stands. I’ll be visiting this tomorrow. Interestingly enough, Londonderry/Derry is also home to the largest Halloween Carnival (Parade) in Europe and the largest after party at the local pubs. Happ All Hallows’ Eve. 

The journey north. 

  
    
 

   
    
    
   

   
    
   

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October 30, 2015 – Killarney, Ireland to Galway, Ireland (Family Day)

Tombstone of Patrick Cahir in Corofin, Ireland; my great great grandfather. 

   
   
The old site of the Cahir Pub

   
 
The journey there…

  
 

Cliffs of Moher   

     

    
   

The only coffee on this island that isn’t made with instant coffee beans… 

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October 29, 2015 -Ring of Kerry

Ring of Kerry

   
   

  
    
 

   
    
 
   
    
 

   
    
   

   
    

  

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October 28, 2015 – Dublin, Ireland to Killarney, Ireland (Castle Tours)

The journey to the southwest through the country. 

   
    
 

Cahir Castle

   
    
   
 

  

Blarney Castle

   
 

   
    
 

Blarney House

   
    
   

Bed and Breakfast

   
 Great day. 

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October 27, 2015 – Dublin, Ireland (Pub Tours)

Rainy morning in Dublin, Ireland; the perfect day for a tour of the local pubs.    

 

 

   

  

Take me to Church, Pub. Old church converted into a Pub. 

  

   
 

Temple Bar (Tourist area). 

   
    
 

Found an Irish Jam Session Band at an authentic, local pub – I was brought here by some locals and was told tourists generally aren’t allowed. 

  
North Star Hotel and Spa – Dublin, Ireland

  
Many more pubs left off this post…

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October 25/26, 2015 – Newark, NJ to Dublin, Ireland

Newark Airport – Terminal C

 

Wall-E is coming to fruition; she’ll be 400 lbs and without muscle in about 18 months; perspective husbands beware
 

When you’re nearly 6’3″, there’s very few, if any, ways to comfortably sit on an airplane, let alone sleep  

Streets of Dublin

   
  

Christ Church Cathedral & Dublinia

   


Dublin Castle and Courtyard

 
 
   

Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

 

   

  

  


Raindow’s really do exist in Dublin

 

Kilmainham Gaol (Jail)

   

  

  

  


After dinner treats

     

The room – Mespial Hotel

   
  
  
  

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July 10, 2014

Everyone is from somewhere else.

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July 9, 2014 – Version 2.0

I’m back! This time with more tricks, new destinations and test driving some new technology.

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Another night, another hotel.
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