Ireland | Green, green Éire

Ireland | Green, green Éire

“Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises!  An emerald set in the ring of the sea.  Each blade of thy meadows my faithful heart prizes, Thou queen of the west, the world's cushla ma chree.* ” John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) Irish politician and orator From County Cork to Connemara, I was struck by the glorious green of Ireland.  Here's a preview of my journey across the emerald isle. Kilkenny meadows Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Connemara Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown Dublin Castle Kilkenny road Asparagus soup, Campagne restaurant, Kilkenny Roche House, Kilkenny Pottery, Ardmore Kilkenny hills Mossy well, Inn at Ballilogue Clochan, Inistioge The Blackberry Café, Thomastown Kilkenny Castle Clifden, Connemara Butler Garden, Kilkenny Scallops with spring pea purée, Mount Juliet, Thomastown Sheep in Connemara Green van, Ardmore Thomastown Inn at Ballilogue Clochan, Inistioge Butler Mansion Bedlam Restaurant, Dublin Smithwick's Ale, Clifden pub Mount Juliet, near Thomastown Ballinderry Park, Kilconnell Cushendale Mills, Graig-na-managh Dublin pub Kylemore Abbey grounds, Connemara Connemara * "Cushla ma chree," (chuisle mo chroí) is an affectionate term of endearment, literally translated from Gaelic as "O pulse of my heart."
There are 5 comments for this article
  1. Cindy at 11:32 am

    I was fortunate enough to be able to travel this beautiful “green” country with my sister, the blogger.  Fresh off the plane last night and back into the reality of my work week it was nice to get a little respite and relive our trip through these photos.

  2. karen & LeRoy Schmidt at 10:06 am

    These pictures brought back so many wonderful memories.  Thanks for sharing your pictures

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