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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Great Craic in Kerry

The other day me and my humans and our friend Nigel went on a wee holiday in the south-west of Ireland in County Kerry.  We stayed in a cottage in a place called Caherdaniel on the Ring of Kerry.  It was very close to the sea, so we went to the beach every day.  I loved that!  It was very windy for the first few days, but I didn't mind as long as I could run around on the beach.

This was on a beach a called Derrynane Beach which was very close to where we stayed.  There was also an island you could walk over to with the ruin of an old abbey and a wood we went for a walk in.

We went for a drive around the Iveragh Peninsula as well and saw a lot of lovely places such as another old abbey in Ballinskellig:

 Views of the Skellig Rocks out in the ocean:

The Kerry Cliffs:

And some cliffs on an island called Valentia (I expected it to be warmer and sunnier in Valentia...)

Back at the cottage the views changed every day, sometimes rainbows, sometimes lovely sunsets.

We visited 2 other peninsulas while we were too, but I'll tell you about that next time

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Muddy in Loughrea

The other day I went to the west of Ireland with one of my humans and our friend Maureen to a place near Loughrea in County Galway.  We went to visit another friend called Mark Boyle, who apparently is famous for being the 'Moneyless Man'.  I don't know what is so special about that, I have never had any money myself and I am almost 7 years old!  Also you can't even eat money...  Now he does have money though and a lovely house and a big, muddy garden.  Instead he has now given up computers and telephones (which I still don't think is very special... I only use the computer to write this blog)

He doesn't live in the big house though, but in this small one:

One day we went for a nice walk through the woods with lots of other doggies, which was fun.  There we discovered the ruin of a very big house, which used to belong to an English landlord, who the locals didn't like much.  So they burned his house:

At night we stayed in this house that used to be an old pig barn and is called the Happy Pig.  I wasn't allowed to sleep on the nice comfy sofas though because I got so muddy playing outside.  I was a wee bit upset about that.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Good Mourne-ing

Our friend Nigel has come to visit us all the way from England.  S yesterday we went to some mountains near us called the Mourne Mountains in County Down.

It was a lovely sunny day, it was so warm that my humans even turned colour.

There is a long stone wall in the mountains, which I think is so big you can see from space!

It's been built to keep the sheep out of the water apparently.

We climbed one of the mountains called Slieve Bernagh.  It took us hours and we had to clamber over a lot of rocks.  My humans were a bit slow, so I had to pull them along.

We had a great day and at the end we were all very tired.

We also went over a bit called Hare's Gap, but my humans wouldn't let me chase any hares.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Awfully Nice Time in Offaly

It's been a while since my last blog post.  I haven't been anywhere much recently and my humans even went away without me for a while, and I always wanted to go to New Zealnd too!  Anyway, we went down to Southern Ireland for a couple of days to visit some friends.  They live in a place called Kinnity in County Offaly.  It was beautiful spring weather and was even quite warm.  In the morning we went on a lovely long walk through the forest along a river.

When we came out of the forest we saw an old house and a stone circle.  I think it was some giants playing dice a long time ago.

Next we saw a castle and we could even have a look inside.

Soon we had to walk back, because we had to drive all the way back home.

It was so hot that I had to cool off in the river afterwards.  That was nice...