Odyssey to Skellig

 June 1st, 2016 “But for the magic that takes you out, far out of this time and this world, there is Skellig Michael ten miles off Kerry coast, shooting straight up seven hundred feet sheer out of the Atlantic. Whoever … Continued

Journey to the Sidhé Mound at Tara, Teamhair na Rí, gateway to the otherworld

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Monday May 30th, 2016 The Hunter’s Moon I’ve wanted to explore Ireland ever since I was 10 years old when I read The Hunter’s Moon by Canadian author O.R. Melling.  In the book, two adventure seeking teens, Canadian Gwen and her … Continued

Literary Delights & River Liffey Sights

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Sunday May 29th, 2016 (cont) Literary Legacy Did you know that it can be argued that Ireland is the saviour of modern civilization?  Much of our learned histories and knowledge would have been lost if not for the studious monks … Continued

Sunday Morning in Old Dublin Town

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Sunday May 29th, 2016 Maidin Mhaith i Baile Átha Cliath Waking up on my first morning in Ireland, I felt surprisingly good, despite the large quantity of Guinness consumed the night prior. I had the day to myself to wander … Continued

Across the Irish Sea to Baile Átha Cliath

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Saturday May 28th, 2016 After another morning of farm fresh eggs and deliciously strong Welsh Breakfast tea, it was time for me to leave the mountain bunkhouse.  Taking a few more intentional breaths of the mountain air, I was still sad … Continued

Up and down the Nant Ffrancon, Gwynedd

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  Friday May 27th, 2016 My first full day in Gwynedd wasn’t over yet. A good portion of the day was spent scrambling the mountains around Cwm Idwal. Though I knew my muscles would ache, I did not want to stop … Continued

Scrambling up Glyder Fawr and The Nameless Cwm

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Friday May 27th, 2016 – Scrambling in Dyffryn Ogwen, Gwynedd Despite having a bit of trouble sleeping my first night in the chilly, empty, mountain valley bunkhouse in Snowdonia, I awoke early and was ready to start my day.  Fresh farm … Continued

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