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Exploring Glendalough

Our last day in Wicklow, we got up early and took the half hour drive from our hotel to Glendalough. Eagerly anticipated by all of us, this one time lonely place has become one of Ireland’s most popular monastic sites and we’d read and heard so much about it. It was the retreat of St…

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An Afternoon At Avoca

After a perfect walk at Brittas Bay we drove inland, destination being the little village of Avoca. This tiny place rose to fame in the BBC series Ballykissangel. I have to say we never watched this and it has been years since the show was axed, the fame of Avoca though still lingers and draws…

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Beautiful Brittas Bay

After a morning spent exploring the creepy and spooky Wicklow Gaol and all its enclosing walls, we felt some wide open spaces and a breath of sea air was what was needed for the afternoon – Brittas Bay delivered on all counts. Just about twenty minutes drive from Wicklow town and very easy to find,…

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Wicklow’s Spooky Gaol

Wicklow’s historic jail was only a thirty minute drive from our hotel. The literature made it sound great and interesting at the same time, we decided this was a must see. Right in the centre of Wicklow town, we found it relatively easily – we paid our 8 Euro each for Husband and me and…

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Staying in Wicklow

Travelling to Ireland frequently, we tend to take the ferry from Holyhead in Wales to Dublin then drive north to spend time with our friends and family. This visit we decided to shake it up a bit and do things differently. Why not spend a couple of days exploring a part of Southern Ireland we…

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Into The Woods At Crich

Having spent the morning riding the old trams up and down through the little village at the Crich Tramway Museum, we decided to do something different in the afternoon and go into the woods. An old fashioned tram took us right to the end of the line. We hopped off, had a look at some mining…

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Trams Galore At Crich

Now long gone from loads of places, trams once were one of the world’s most popular forms of urban transport. We are lucky enough to have trams in our city and use them regularly. They are sleek, modern and a great way to travel but are nothing like the beauties we saw at Crich in Derbyshire. We spent…