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Ireland trippie day 5 Thurs 14/8

Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by mumof2, Aug 26, 2008.

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    part one

    I'm going to do this in a few separate posts or else i'll have loads of photos at the end, so wait there 'til i've finished!

    Today we went to Wicklow.

    A couple of hours driving took us to Avoca where we visited 'The Meeting of the Waters' and saw a travellers caravan (i did ask their permission before i took their pic!)
     

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    part two

    We carried on to Clara Vale where there was a beautiful quiet spot by the old church and school (no longer used as a school)
     

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    Wow...fantastic photos :yes:
    That first shot is amazingly breath taking!
     
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    part three

    we carried on to Glendalough and walked from the Upper Lake to the Lower Lake, which was maybe a couple of miles or so, where we saw the
    monastery.

    it was a lovely walk - the boys played in the trees, the sun shone, the scenery was beautiful....



    i'm having trouble with my photos at the moment - bear with me.

    blimet that took ages, got there in the end though! here they are.....
     

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    thank you Diane :hug2:
     
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    When we left the lakes we went to Laragh for tea and scones - yum yum, after which we took the boys to a trout farm so they could do some fishing. They did really well and caught 6 fish in around 15 minutes!

    We couldn't stay there too long, at €5.00 per fishing line and €3.90 a fish they were costing us a fortune!
     

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    part five - last but not least!

    After fishing and all the yukky stuff that goes alongside preparing the fish for consumption we travelled home over the Wicklow gap, stopping in Baltinglass (if i remember correctly) for some chips to fill our hungry tums! We arrived back at around 9pm after a long and lovely day....
     

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    Well that's just great. Now I need to go to Ireland. :eek:
     
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    :lol: you do, you do for sure!


    just a thought, have you seen the other photos on my boys live trippies covering the first 4 days?
     
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    Are dogs allowed in Ireland?
     
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    errr, yes! we've met a few dogs that take themselves for a walk- they come to say hello and won't let you go 'til you've patted them and talked to them :lol:
     
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    Your photos are so very beautiful Mumof2. :hug1: I love seeing the places you've been!

    I LOVE the travelers! I did not see any caravans like that when we were there. It's great that they let you take their photo. :yes: Looks like they must lead a pretty rustic life.
     
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    thank you Tink! Yes, I would think they do live a fairly simple life - i must admit i don't ever remember seeing a van like that before - i've seen the pony and traps alright, but not the travellers....

    i absolutely adore being up in the mountains, obviously they're civilised now with roads through them and houses dotted around the but when i get to a part where there are no houses i just love being there attempting to imagine how people lived there and travelled through them in a lifetime very long ago! :yes:

    i can't describe the feeling it gives me just being there - it's breathtaking and my photos really don't do the scenery any justice at all......
     
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    Woo Hoo! Just checked and Willow can go to Ireland and doesn't need a passport or anything.:D

    *puts Ireland on places we must visit*
     
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    I promise you, Mumof2 I share those indescribable feelings. :yes: They can't be put into words well, but Ireland grabs your soul and doesn't let go, doesn't it, eh?
     
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    you're so right Tink, i never lived there but every time i go i feel so at home - possibly because of the family still there although we don't see them all, you know how families can be sometimes :rolleyes008:

    i didn't go for many years, since i was a young girl 'til i was maybe 20 ish, and then shortly after that Mum and Dad bought an old cottage with a big field out back - we used to go over a couple of times a year.

    we had some fun there, and froze in the winter! the first one up in the mornings had to get the fire going :lol:

    unfortunately my boys didn't get the benefit of it as it was sold when Jamie was a baby - it had got to the stage when all their visits were spent fixing it up, but my nephews had some fantastic fun there when they were young! :yes:
     
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    yaaay! do it Dawn, you'll love it - now of course you'll find that some places aren't as nice as others but overall it's fabulous. you need to experience Ireland, you really do! :yes:
     
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    Oh gosh. Having a cottage there would be so perfect. But I do understand about fixing up old buildings. I used to own a very old house. :sigh;

    There is something about that country. Once it gets you, it never lets go.
     
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    I truly hope to be able to make it back to Ireland some day and take Donna with me. I was there in the 80's and drove an American car stopping daily in a local pub for a pint and spending nights in B&Bs. It is a beautiful country.
     
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    oh i have a photo to show you John......wait right there



    is this the hotel you stayed at?
     

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