Day 8, Part 1: The Cliffs of Moher

One day I’m almost swept off my feet by John Wayne in the village of Cong–or Innisfree–the next by a gust of wind off the Wild Atlantic Way. That’s Ireland for you.             The Cliffs of Moher, located in...

Day 7: Ashford Castle

Founded in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman de Burgo family and later home to Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness (1798-1868), brewer and first Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ashford Castle in Mayo County today is a five star hotel situated on 350 acres. We didn’t stay there. We did,...

Day 6: Kylemore Abbey and Aasleagh Falls

Mitchell Henry–doctor, tycoon, politician–fell in love with and married Margaret Vaughan in 1850. On their honeymoon they visited Connemara and stayed at a hunting lodge situated on 15,000 acres. She was so enamored with it that he returned in the 1860s to...

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