DAY EIGHT: Dublin, Kilmainham Gaol and farewell to all at the conclusion of a wonderful tour! Planning now for 2020 . . .

We gathered after breakfast and left the hotel for our drive to Kilmainham Gaol on the outskirts of the city, in fact the gaol which opened in 1796 is across the street from one of the few ancient remaining gates to the city. Originally built to house 100 inmates, during the Famine years of the … Continue reading DAY EIGHT: Dublin, Kilmainham Gaol and farewell to all at the conclusion of a wonderful tour! Planning now for 2020 . . .

DAY FIVE: From Galway to Connemara, Croagh Patrick, and the homeland of the Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley

Many of our group went off down Shop Street last night, somewhat akin to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and enjoyed many groups playing traditional Irish music. Galway is a college town and the night life never stops. After breakfast this morning, we drove north west along the coast through Salthill, and on out through … Continue reading DAY FIVE: From Galway to Connemara, Croagh Patrick, and the homeland of the Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley