Learning to Count and Giant Beehives: Final Day on Inishmore

You don't go to Ireland expecting fabulous weather, but our first full day on Inishmore (which you can read about here and here) brought AMAZING weather. So amazing that Mr Husband managed to get a sunburn on his cheeks to match the saddle sores on his, um, well, other cheeks. Unfortunately, our weather luck didn't … Continue reading Learning to Count and Giant Beehives: Final Day on Inishmore

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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

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