Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


When I found Mark's Bloghop "Got Green?" Bloghop, I was super excited to talk about Ireland because I love it and I missed being there and I CRIED when I left. :'( I cannot wait to go back. I'm going to take you on a tour of what I saw. :)

Here is Ireland from the sky:

It's sideways, I know...lol.

We visited the small town of Adare. 
This is in Killarney.

This was MuckRoss Manner. AMAZING. 



These were all pictures of the gardens at MuckRoss.


I want to live there one day. lol. 


Dingle was one of the most amazing places. All the houses are painted bright  colors because of the mist. 


The Dingle Peninsula was AMAZING. If you look closely you can see a man in this picture. There is actually a sign that says NO SWIMMING. HAHA. I swam in this. It was cold. 


Blarney Keep. I kissed the Blarney Stone. haha. I don't have pictures of that, I was too afraid they were going to drop me down the hole. 


It's hard to see, but that building on top of the hill is The Rock of Cashel. I'm standing in Hore Abbey (these are ruins in a field not but a few feet away). 


I wish I had gotten pictures of the Leprechaun Houses! They look just like the houses they are next too, and are so adorable! 

The shops were close together and everything had a very 'family like' feel...I'm not sure how to explain it. The weather did change every five seconds which I was sort of used to being from Oklahoma, but Ireland's weather isn't as dramatic. haha. Just be prepared for rain! 

There...I feel like that made about 333 words. :D And said a lot with just the pictures. 

39 comments:

  1. I loved looking at your pictures. I didn't kiss the Blarney Stone when I was there. I can't wait to go back again some day.

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    1. lol! Kissing the Blarney Stone was fun. We couldn't quite figure out the reasoning behind it, but it was awesome none-the-less! :) Thank you for coming by!

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  2. Oh shoot - I was supposed to keep it to 333 words! Dang! Missed that part! Thanks for sharing your pictures. It looked like a beautiful and fun trip. I'd have cried to leave, too :)

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    1. Haha. I got to the end and I remembered. Thank you!

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  3. Absolutely stunning... What amazing pictures... Thanks for sharing!

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  4. We lived there for several months - and I'd love to go back! You're right about the weather, never a boring moment there.
    Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories!

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    1. I'd love to live there! I can't imagine--it would be a great place to escape and write! Thank you for stopping by to see my pics!

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  5. What gorgeous photos! When we were in Ireland last August we wanted to go to Dingle but couldn't fit it in. Also, it's really fun to say "dingle". We started using that as a code word when anyone was getting cranky or intense and ruining the relaxed vibe of the trip. I got "dingled" the most!

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    1. Dingle was definitely a favorite, and it was really funny to say that name! haha. I hope you can go see it some time! It was absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Setting up this blog hop is one the best things Mark could do for St. Patrick's day.

    Fantastic Blog!

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  7. Fabulous pictures! I'm so jealous of all you guys who have been able to visit the emerald isle. So lucky! What a beautiful and fun place.

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! I was so blessed to be able to go! It was basically a 'scholarship' awarded to me by my History teacher in HS.

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  8. What a beautiful place. I want to go one day. So lovely.

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    1. I hope you do! I loved it! Thank you!

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  9. Hello! My first visit, will visit you again. Seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed your posts (fabulous pictures!). Congrats for your work. If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. That path from the MuckRoss gardens just screams that it has a story to me. I have a thing for pathways you can't see down properly. Love it!

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    1. I want to live there. That place was so awesome. I loved the gardens.

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  11. Considering I only live in England, I'm ashamed to say I've never been to Ireland. I'll have to rectify that one day!

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    1. LOL. Well that's okay! You live in a beautiful place!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures! I want to go there and see the castles and the gardens. :)

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    1. Oh yes, it was so much fun playing in Blarney Keep. And I'd love to have gardens like those in Ireland.

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  13. Your trip sounds so fun! I can't wait til I get to go some day :) Happy late St. Patrick's day!

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    1. Happy late St. Patrick's Day to you! LOL.
      I hope you can go soon! :)

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  14. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them! I would love to visit, but I think the gray, rainy weather would be too much after awhile. I left you an award on my blog, by the way!

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    1. Thanks, Honey! :) I appreciate it so much!

      And it isn't all rainy. LOL. They paint the houses bright colors so you have some cheer. haha.

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  15. Okay, now I **really** want to go to Ireland! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. And now I want to go back, too! Thanks for those great pics. :)

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  17. How wonderful! Looks like a fantastic trip.

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  18. Wow! I dont' blame you for wanting to live there! Those gardens at MuckRoss are gorgeous! SO peaceful. Can you imagine all of the havoc a muse could reek there? Heh. BTW, your new blog duds are so pretty! And look at all of those followers! Great to see you again. :)

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    1. That's what I thought the whole time! It. Was. Amazing. I know! I <3 my followers. They're so wonderful. Miss seeing you around, Anita! I can't wait for your book!!

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  19. Hey Ashley,

    I think Ireland cried a little when you left, too:) That was a great post and your voice made me smile as I read (and watched) your entry.

    Thanks for O'hopping with us, and hope you make it back to the Emerald Isle sooner than later :)

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    1. Hi Mark!
      lol. I was so sad. Thanks for doing the blog hop! It was so much fun revisiting Ireland! And I do hope I can go back soon! :D

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