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A quick trip to Ireland

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    I just want to get there! Thanks so much, it actually sounds like the small town in Pennsylvania that my Dad grew up in. No kidding everyone no matter the nationality spoke with an Irish accent! Small grocery stores ( lots of bars!! corner ones of course) And everyone knew everyone!
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    Tink, when was the last time you were there?
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    oh it was fun daveann, i love it - i was on the lookout for my holiday home that i'll never be able to afford! :tongue:

    i have one more instalment to go but i need to get the pics from Mum first.
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    if i had an accent I'd love it to be a nice Southern Irish one......
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    Too long ago. :sigh: Early 2000's. :sigh:
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    :hug2: Well we can both live vicariously thru Mumof2!!! Someday soon I hope!
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    :yes: 2002 was a long time ago. :sigh:

    I never expected it to be this long between return visits. Who knew the economy would get in the way? :sigh:
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    Yes. I do remind myself of that. It's a nice place to be for the most part, but it ain't Ireland! :wink:
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    :thumbsdown: Well, I'm not close to anything!! feel very superior!
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    Saturday 18th<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p> part 1<o:p> </o:p>
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    Woohoo! It was a beautiful day! The sun was shining and it was lovely and warm. <o:p></o:p>
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    Granny and I popped into town early to pick up some bits and pieces to bring back home, then came back to collect the boys. After a quick cuppa we took the boys to Meylers bar and restaurant for lunch, you may remember the place from last year with the windmill? We had lunch in the snug then wandered outside in the sunshine for a while. Ahhhh, lovely.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p><o:p> </o:p>

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    Saturday 18th<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p> part 2


    We visited Our Lady's Island and Mum and I sat by the sparkling lake while the boys played ball, we had yet another ice cream.

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    Saturday 18th<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p> part 3

    After a while we drove further on to Carne along a wibbly wobbly path alongside where the lake turns a corner.

    Here, many years ago - maybe 16 or 17, a hippy family bought up a small village which was in ruins and they told us how they planned to refurbish the 5 houses for themselves and their young children to live in when they were older. <o:p></o:p>
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    They seemed to be all done, or at least most of them were, but the place is deserted. Nobody knows why or where they’ve gone…….<o:p></o:p>
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    At the end of the wibbly wobbly lane is a wibbly wobbly path leading to a beach where we saw 3 men fishing. The path had lots of deep potholes and the boys thoroughly enjoyed running along in front of the car guiding Granny past them!

    All too soon it was time to go back to the house for tea and to pack the car. <o:p></o:p>
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    DS9 went with Bill to collect golf balls one last time then we all had a piece of choccy cake and a cuppa before setting off to bed ready for an early start in the morning.<o:p></o:p>
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    <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Up, out of the house, to the harbour and on the boat by <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:time Minute="15" Hour="8">8.15am</st1:time>! Another fabulous crossing - the boys and I even had a wander round the boat it was that good! <o:p></o:p>
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    Arrived at Pembroke Dock at around 1pm and we had a petrol and lunch stop en route, making it home around 7pm, all very tired and all in need of a nice warm shower to freshen us up!<o:p></o:p>
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    and finally, some random photos!

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    and some more, from Anns garden

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    Re: A quick trip to Ireland - lots of photos

    and more!

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    tell me when to stop!

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    :hug1: Thank you so much, Mairead! :hug2:

    The report is lovely and the photos are beautiful. The little place that the hippies bought...that's kind of sad. :sigh:

    The dessert looks delish! :D :D

    I love the water shots and the flowers too. You're the best!
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    More! :9: I didn't realize you had more! :D :D :D

    Keep 'em comin', Mairead! :D :D :D

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