Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Titanic of a Voyage

Re-entry after vacation is never easy. It’s particularly difficult after a trip that captured my spirit so completely. A good part of my heart is still back on the Emerald Isle even as I begin to dabble in the affairs … Continue reading

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Ireland Begins to Let Go

I’m sitting in the Shannon airport. This nation that I am preparing to leave is starting to take her claws out of me. The release has been going on over about 24 hours now, but she hasn’t let go without … Continue reading

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My Quest to the Tower at Ring

Twelve years ago when I came to Ireland I sought out the village named Ringaskiddy (locals call it The Ring) because it was the home of my great-great-grandfather James Henry Herbert and his wife Margaret Sullivan. They both died relatively … Continue reading

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Setting Sail for Cobh, Ireland

This morning we set sail for the southern coast of Ireland in our diesel Ford Focus. Not quite the seaworthy vessel of my ancestors but the metaphor is appropriate given the agenda for the day. We have had a delightful … Continue reading

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A League of our Own – Getting off the Grid – Holy Island Batman

This morning I wake up in Dingletown after a fine night of fresh seafood, Irish music and a few pints. I’m tired so excuse any typos or grammar lapses but I’m seeking an internet café to grab a cup of … Continue reading

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Giant’s Causeway – A Measuring Stick

So the legend of the Giant’s Causeway includes folklore about the giant Finn McCool and the many roles he played in Irish mythical history. Where there are Giant’s there will always be tall tales. Where there are tall tales someone … Continue reading

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Giant’s Causeway – First Look

It’s been twelve years since I’ve laid my eyes on what I thought back then was the most unspoiled and naturally beautiful sight I had seen on this earth. The wait to return ended this morning. As I said earlier … Continue reading

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