7. January 2022

“Irish” Summer

Falk was to blame. To be more precise, anticyclone Falk. For many weeks it ensured incredibly hot weather atypical for Ireland, let raging rivers dry up into miserable runlets and transformed green, lush meadows into dust-dry fields. No joke, the high over Ireland really was called “Falk”, I’ve got a photo to prove it! We […]

North West Wind

“Everything is different up here” they say – we cannot say whether that is really the case. Anyway, the far north of the Irish Republic, which is rarely visited by tourists due to its remote location and poor infrastructure, quickly captured our hearts. Full of extremes, it presents itself sometimes rough, whipped by wind and […]

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Baile Átha Cliath

Already one day after our trip to Lough Derg and Bunratty Castle (see last post) we went to the other side of the green island into the capital of the country, which in Irish is named so beautifully Baile Átha Cliath (in English: “Town of the Hurdled Ford”) for two reasons. Reason 1: A concert […]

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On Irish tracks

This time it’s all about the only day trip Falk has planned all by himself on the occasion of an anniversary. And so much in advance: he did a great job! Too bad that no further followed! 😉 This trip in mid-May last year first led us to the third largest lake in Ireland, Lough […]

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Blown away

“You’ll be blown away” promises a leaflet about the Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare. There’s supposed to be something for everyone – for passionate adventurers, history geeks, nature boys (or girls), family, couples or singles. Of course we wanted to get to the bottom of this promise on a day trip, especially since the […]

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Meetup in the Forest

A friend recommended the app “Meetup” for getting to know some new people in Ireland. No sooner said than done – and we were already registered for a trip to Lough Key Forest Park together with about 15 other people from Galway and the surrounding area. The 800-hectare park on the south shore of Lough […]

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