Saturday, August 12, 2023

Ireland- Day 7- August 12, 2023- -Portlaoise

Visit with  Cousin Kate and husband Paul

 Courthouse in Portlaoise where we spent many happy times with Uncle Jimmy, Aunt Molly, John, Pat, Mary and Seamus during our holidays on frequent visits to Ireland 

I took an electric taxi from Dublin to Portlaoise 

Ireland- Dublin- August 12, 2023, Day 7-

View from  Aloft Hotel, Dublin 


Friday, August 11, 2023

Ireland- Day 6- Aug. 11, 2023, The Epic Museum

The Epic museum on emigration has been named Europe’s leading tourist attraction. 

I understand why.

This is my second visit because there is so much to learn and the presentation of this story through the lives of emigrants is highly moving, engaging  and inspiring.
Epic is one of  my favorite museums anywhere.


Why the Irish Emigrated 


Ireland- Day 6, August 11, 2023: , on way to Dublin with stop at Portlaoise-Day 6


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Ireland- Day 4, August 9, 2023, Dingle, South Pole Inn

The sun came out in the afternoon , the morning was shrouded in thick fog!

Stained glass windows-at Spirituality Center-tribute to Nana Nagel- founder of Presentation Sisters 

Spirituality  enter Exhibit in Dingle - stained glass windows and tribute to Nana Nangle - founder of Presentation nuns ( below)

Lovely Dingle Peninsula

Lunch at Paidi O’Se Pub in Ventry - lively spot for Irish music

South Pole Inn- Story of Thomas Cean- Ireland’s South Pole Explorer