Kennedys in Motion

  • Cliffs of Moher and back to Dublin

    We went on a bus tour to the Cliffs of Moher, a 1 1/2 hour trip each way through winding roads and switchbacks. The views were amazing and this was just the drive up. Stone fences were everywhere. During the Irish famine the British government paid local workers one pence a day to build stone fences (no mortar) surrouding rich estates, then middle class estates, farmer's fields and finally up the hills of Burren separating basically nothing from nothing but at least providing work to a starving…

  • Shopping, eating, busking, hurling

    We awoke to 3 bagged breakfasts hung outside our door - oatmeal, yogurt, a banana and OJ in each. What a nice way to start the day! We shopped and ate near Eyre (EAR) Square, in downtown Galway where we heard lots of music, saw dancers and mingled with crowds of people and enjoyed a pleasant and relaxing Sunday. Buskers were out in full force - the lady above Irish danced and the guys below sang Black Velvet Band in G. Not everything was Irish. This group above from the Czech Republic danced but…

  • To Galway, Ireland or Gaillimh, Eireann

    Out of bed at Bray we walked to get some coffee Saturday morning and found a spot right on the Irish Sea. Anna loved our modernized basement BnB in a lovely old house, 2 blocks from the ocean. It had a different setup with the shower in the bedroom and the toilet/sink in a separate room but it worked just fine. Our key looked like something from the 1900's. A church with a graveyard held a black cat that crossed Anna's path as we were waiting for the bus from Bray back to Dublin. Trains were sti…

  • Belfast to Bray - Hey Hey

    We left Belfast for Dublin on the train and kept going south to Bray, a seaside town near Dublin. Travel plans sometimes shift and since the rail line to Bray was down, we had lunch and a beer and decided to jump in a taxi. The taxi driver indicated addresses in Ireland are just suggestions and after some meandering around Bray we found the Air Bnb Barb had booked online. At this cute little basement suite we dropped our gear and went on a 7.5 km hike to Greystones on a sunny day (apparently an …

  • Glasgow and Belfast

    We finished our visit to Glasgow on Wednesday and despite being there a short time we really enjoyed the vibe of the place, the lovely accents and the downtown shopping area. Next we flew to Belfast where we met up with Anna. We were expecting a huge airport and made plans as to where we would meet so we could travel to our hotel together. There were 2 luggage carousels in this very tiny area - so it was not a problem. Thursday morning in the sunshine we had coffee and then did a hop on hop off…