Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ireland in May, part 1










Yes, you read that right: Ireland in May. And it's August--almost September, already! Let's just say that things got more than a little busy near the end of our school year, and blogging was not--could not be, really--a priority. Then came our annual six weeks or so of summer vacation in Texas, followed by jet-lagged stupor back here in Germany, combined with compulsive late-summer daily hijacking of my laptop by The Boy. See why I haven't been around for a while?

But now the dust is settling, and I have time to revisit our five-day trip to western Ireland. What a charmer, this place! Honestly, I wasn't quite prepared for so much beauty in counties Clare, Kerry, and Cork. And so much stone! Today I'm showing you sweet little Kilkee, where we spent our first night in a spotless and lovely seaside B&B, and a couple of pics at the touristy but required Cliffs of Moher. Scary cliff edges, a Full Irish, surprising sunlight, roads with no shoulder, and a Boy desperately in need of a haircut (he got one a couple of days later, from an English barber in Dingle!).

5 comments:

Carrie said...

I wondered where you've been...and now I see you've been everywhere! These photos are lovely!

I have to say though, that's a mighty hefty fine for not poo-scooping! lol.

Ariana said...

I'm glad you're back! Ireland is definitely high on our list of places we'd like to visit.... Unfortunately, the list is a mile long! It looks like May is a good time, to go, though-- I'll keep that in mind! :)

Hausfrau said...

Thanks, Carrie! I know, that fine is kind of crazy!

Ariana, I know what you mean about having a mile-long list! We thought May was a great time to visit Ireland--very decent weather and few crowds.

...Tabiboo... said...

How fabulous and I love that sign 'poop the scoop' - it's strange the things that capture the eye.

Nina x

Hausfrau said...

Thanks, Tabiboo! I know, the sign is pretty funny. After living in Japan and being amused by the many poop-scoop signs there, we're always on the lookout for good ones!

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Disclosure Time

  • I may occasionally receive monetary compensation for my recommendation, endorsement, and/or link to certain products and services. In the case of affiliate links, no advertiser will ever directly influence content on this blog. Some links are added based solely on merit, without any compensation whatsoever. Any and all content written on this personal blog is by me, Fairytale Hausfrau.