Ireland photos November 2005

on Monday, December 01, 2008

Back in November 2005 my husband and I spent about three days near Dublin Ireland to have a bit of a "vacation" after I had spent about 4 months in the United States to be at my dad's bedside when he passed away.  
My husband arrived the day before I did, on a Monday, rented a car and checked into the hotel.  I had left my hometown on Black Friday by bus to Chicago.  NEVER again, a 16 hour bus ride to go 600 miles!  Spent the weekend in Chicago, then about an 8 hour flight from Chicago to Dublin to find my wonderful computer technician hubby waiting for me at the Dublin airport.  
The weather was typical Irish weather, a bit rainy and DAMP.  





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19 comments:

Martin in Bulgaria said...

What a scenic place and so full of character, it looks very cold there though. I'm sure your three day break there did your good. Did you try the guiness when you were there?

John said...

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八尾貓狐 小寧 said...

Really nice, glad to be your blog,

wonderful pictuers, I hope i can have such a good place to past every day i can have in this world.

Keep blogging, i will be back:)

FromThe Creek said...

Gorgeous photos! I am dreaming of a trip to Ireland and Scotland!

Christy

Mizé said...

Hi,
Sorry to hear about your loss.
My dad passed away in 2005 and I had to take care of everything by myself because my parents were divorced, hard times.
The pictures are so nice, you know I love countryside views.
I noticed you changed your layout again.
A good Monday, Cheers.

roentarre said...

Some of the images are soooo beautiful in deed.

Expat Traveler said...

Those don't totally look like rainy photos. It really reminds me of Victoria. What a beautiful place! I definitely would like to visit there some day...

PuertoVallartaGirl said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks.

Ann said...

Thanks everyone. If you ever have the chance, do go. Dublin was a bit chaotic with traffic, but once you're outside Dublin, all is fine in regards to traffic. My husband studied back in the early '90's in Dublin at Trinity College and said that the traffic has increased DRAMATICALLY since he was in college/university. He said that back then, the car was still kind of a "fashion statement". Nowadays that the car has become more affordable/more people have "money" therefore have a car.

Romancing Italy said...

Hi Ann,
glad to see you are "back". Ireland is on my list of places I'd like to visit even if I have it in my head that it is cold and gloomy. I love that photo of the sheep...seems so pristine...and delicious. Sorry I couldn't help it. I'm a little hungry

Bev

Anonymous said...

Sorry but if you think Dublin is chaotic with traffic how do you deal with Milan and even worse how would you deal with Naples!

Ann said...

My husband was the one that made the comment that traffic had changed in Dublin since he studied there. He did not say it was chaotic. As far as traffic in Milan, I am rarely ever IN Milan and if I do go, I use the train and the subway to get around. Cheaper, easier and quicker to get around. Not so much for the traffic, but because of the lack of parking. Naples, never been there, opposite end of the country.

nipsy said...

Love the Ireland photos..another absolute place I would love to visit.

L. Venkata Subramaniam said...

Ireland looks like a great place from your photos....but the winter must be pretty bad....I hope it is not like London that is so gloomy all winter long.

Ann said...

Yes I did have a few sips of Guiness while there, my husband had a pint while we were there. He's a big Guiness fan.

I don't think the winters in Ireland are all that bad, but then again depends on what your definition of bad is. I am not sure, but probably similar to parts of England and Scotland.

Dana said...

I've always wanted to visit Ireland. Gorgeous pictures. Thanks for sharing!

Nilz said...

Wonderful photos. Landscape in Ireland is a real beauty.

Goa said...

It seems like a clean, nice and a really calm place.

Truly spendid..

Will be going there soon :)

New Zealand said...

really beautiful...great photos...thanx for sharing...