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A day in Athlone, Ireland

The rain was not too bad. It only blew a little sideways. This is Ireland. In Athlone, on average, it rains 13 days in November. If you want dry weather, then come in June when it only rains 10 days on average. The smell of burning peat was a familiar scent I had not smelled…

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Ireland Summers 1997-98

Summer 1997 Kelley and I traveled to Ireland for five weeks. Our honeymoon in 1989 had been two weeks in London and Edinburgh. This was our first trip to Ireland. Either Let’s Go, Lonely Planet or Rough Guide had a statement that if you wanted to see old Ireland, then go to County Donegal. After…

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Bye-Bye Ritz Carlton, Hello Powerscourt Autograph Hotel Ireland

Autograph Collection welcomes its first hotel member in Ireland with Powerscourt Hotel on the historic 13th century Powerscourt Estate, a property which also features Ireland’s highest waterfall. Seeing this hotel photo revealed a familiar looking hotel. Then it came to me. This historic property was the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow, Ireland earlier…

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