Finn Learns the True Nature of Evil in Ireland

Don't get me wrong with that post title. The Irish aren't the evil ones. The majority are, in fact, helpful, welcoming, and able to talk circles around you. However, they aren't always good at keeping evil Englishmen off their island. This inability of the Irish Border Control to recognize evil was true in the past and … Continue reading Finn Learns the True Nature of Evil in Ireland

Finn McSpool: Star of Kinsale’s Charles Fort

"War, huh, good god, what's it good for?" The next line is supposed to be "Absolutely nothin'" but war is actually good for one thing (at least in Kinsale, Ireland, anyway): fascinating architecture to explore. After Finn's self-discovery/holy revival in Cork, I thought we better get out of town to let things settle down. Since … Continue reading Finn McSpool: Star of Kinsale’s Charles Fort

Beastie Self-Discovery on the Streets of Cork, Ireland

After our little side trip into local library culture last week, we're back in Ireland this week. And while we may be bidding a sad (and buttery) farewell to Kilkenny, it's time for new locales and for Finn McSpool to experience his version of self-discovery. Yeah, probably best not to guess what that means, just … Continue reading Beastie Self-Discovery on the Streets of Cork, Ireland

Finn “Robin Hood” McSpool Takes a Detour to Waterford

We're back with another stop on our tour of all things Finn McSpool. Finn, damn it, stop hogging the keyboard. Sorry, about that. That should read, another tour of all things Ireland. While Kilkenny is a gorgeous little town that I could nestle into for a month or more, one morning Mr Husband and I … Continue reading Finn “Robin Hood” McSpool Takes a Detour to Waterford

Getting High in Kilkenny: St Canice’s Cathedral

Yes, that's CANICE, not cannabis, and by high, I mean literally high, not figuratively. Now that that's cleared up, let's take a tour of another sight in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Cleverly Named St. Canice's Cathedral St. Canice might almost sound like it's named for a woman, but the saint in question is a fellow whose … Continue reading Getting High in Kilkenny: St Canice’s Cathedral

Ireland: Land of Beers, Breakfasts, and Beastie Friends

You'll be glad to know that Finn McSpool has made it safely home after over two weeks of traipsing around the land of his birth. I was ready to jump into all the adventures this wooly monster had in Kilkenny, Cork, the Aran Islands, and Dublin, but Finn insisted on a post to highlight his … Continue reading Ireland: Land of Beers, Breakfasts, and Beastie Friends