Molly Gallivan’s Cottage In Ireland’s Caha Mountains



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Molly Gallivan’s Cottage In Ireland’s Caha Mountains

glandore, ireland

Having left Drombeg Stone Circle close to noon, Bob and I soon paused in the tidy seaside village of Glandore for lunch al fresco with a lovely view of the local harbour from our position at the edge of a cliff. Read more

The Poison Garden at Blarney Castle in Ireland



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The Poison Garden at Blarney Castle in Ireland

An image of the deadly nightshade skull and crossbones sign in the Poison Garden at Blarney Castle in Ireland. Photograph by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

The Poison Garden at Blarney Castle is one of the featured gardens on the grounds that span some 1,000 acres, but it is but a tiny plot sheltered behind the Blarney Castle battlements.  The Poison Garden contrasts sharply with the expansive green spaces and vibrant flowers found elsewhere on the estate property, but mystique pervades the small plot and has curious visitors anxious to investigate . Read more

Coppingers Court Ruins – Our Journey Into Ireland’s Past



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Coppingers Court Ruins – Our Journey Into Ireland’s Past

Coppinger's Court ruins, west wall, county cork, Ireland

Coppingers Court Ruins looks more like a haunted house than a former Grand Stronghold.  But it was that pervasive cryptic appeal that had Bob and I veering off R597 in County Cork,  in search of its exact location. Read more

Titanic’s Last Anchorage – Our Visit To Cobh Town

Titanic’s Last Anchorage – Our Visit To Cobh Town

RMS Titanic leaving Belfast harbour in 1912

Bob and I awoke to a fine drizzle the next morning, so rather than pursue the harbour boat tour first off, we headed to The Titanic Experience where visitors are invited to retrace the footsteps of the Queenstown passengers who boarded the Titanic on its maiden voyage.  Cobh was known as Queenstown from 1850 until 1920. Read more

Cobh Town a village with profound Maritime History

Cobh Town a village with profound Maritime History

atlantic coastline, county cork, ireland

From Waterford, Bob and I followed the scenic coastal road towards our next destination, Cork Harbour.  Sheer cliffs and pretty farms were visible all along the route, but it made for slow progress.  As storm clouds hemmed in the sky, we eventually resorted to using the main freeway in order to achieve our destination by mid-afternoon. Read more

We felt right at home in Dunmore East in Ireland



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We felt right at home in Dunmore East in Ireland

houses sitting along shoreline at dunmore east in county waterford - ireland

After leaving the Waterford Crystal Factory, Bob and I did some hasty research and selected Dunmore East (Irish: An Dun Mor Thoir) , a small fishing village south of Waterford in Ireland, as a likely destination that seemed of interest.  When we pulled into the sleepy community, it immediately had us feeling right at home. Read more

Our Tour of the House of Waterford Crystal in Ireland

Our Tour of the House of Waterford Crystal in Ireland

An image of the exterior of House of Waterford Crystal in Waterford, Ireland. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

The shimmer on the street below our hotel window betrayed a light drizzle that had dampened the City of Waterford.  The House of Waterford Crystal was a short walk from the Granville Hotel so we were not deterred by the weather but set out on foot to check out the world-famous crystal manufacturer. Read more

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