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Independent Travel: Kilkarney to Dingle

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 19, 2004 / 0 Comments
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In the morning the weather wasn’t so bad so we went to see the grounds of Muckross House in town. Walked to the bottom of the Torc Waterfall which was about 4km return – and on the return it started raining again. Still cold with snow on the hills. Didn’t go into the house –…

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Independent Travel: Killarney and the Ring of Kerry

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 18, 2004 / 0 Comments
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Raining still in the morning but it did improve during the day. There had been snow on the hills overnight and it was a lot colder and windy compared to what we had been having. Drove the Ring of Kerry the Ring of Beara’s more famous sister. We took a €5 car ferry over to…

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Independent Travel: Glengariff to Kilkenney via the Ring of Beara

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 17, 2004 / 0 Comments
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Well this was supposed to be the highlight of driving the Beara Ring – less famous than the Ring of Kerry but apparently arguably even better. Unfortunately I can’t really comment – because through the mist and the rain we didn’t see a lot. And the roads were very narrow so the driver really had…

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Independent Travel: Baltimore to Glengarif

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 16, 2004 / 0 Comments
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Took the short ferry trip over to Sherkin Island – 15 minutes and €7 pp. Walked the length of the island – three hours. Quiet with very few other tourists – warm and fine weather. Got back to Baltimore about 3pm just as it started to rain. Skibbereen was a bit wet – but did…

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Independent Travel: Cork to Baltimore

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 15, 2004 / 0 Comments
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Skipping over the whole family visiting – kid focused activity bit – we are finally off out of Cork for a tour of the west of Ireland. We are boring a dinky little 2 seater van my brother owns so I can’t tell you much about the cost of hiring a vehicle – but I…

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Kinsale, Ireland – Is It Worth A Visit?

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 5, 2004 / 0 Comments
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I’ve been to Kinsale several times over the years – the first time because my brother decided to hold his wedding reception there – which included booking out a local restaurant and paying for a B&B for the night.  Kinsale is about an hour’s drive south of  Cork in Ireland’s south. If you are new…

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Non-Stop Auckland Ireland – I Love JetLag!

By Elisabeth Sowerbutts / April 2, 2004 / 0 Comments
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Smooth flight out of Wellington at noon heading to Auckland – though a little late leaving not a good start. AirNZ flight to connect with Emirates in Auckland. 2.5 hours in Auckland International Airport to check out the duty free and not do much else. Had to check in for the Emirates flights here –…

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