Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Fifteen


Day Fifteen (9/28/18): Home, or, Steve Can't Hold His Liquor I awoke this morning to a spectacular sunrise and accompanying ocean view from my bedroom windows. While Tim decided to go out for an early morning run (clearly the adventure run of a few days ago did not dampen his desire for self-torture), I sat … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Fifteen

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Fourteen


Day Fourteen (9/27/18): Howth Your Shepherd's Pie? After a delightful continental breakfast served in our B&B’s dining room, Tim and I took our leave and set out to explore Edinburgh in the daylight. The weather proved to be overcast and windy for much of the day. In addition, our time was limited because of our … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Fourteen

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Eight


Day Eight (9/21/18): Homecoming You know it’s going to be an amazing day when you throw back the curtains in the morning and find yourself staring at a rainbow outside your bedroom window. This would prove to be the first of many rainbows that my brother and I came across during our day’s journey. We … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Eight

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Six


Day Six (9/19/18): "Ruin"ing a Vacation We made our departure from the Dunaway farm around lunchtime, and headed northwest until we reached Limerick where we had lunch.  Despite being surrounded by ancient buildings, Limerick proved to be a very trendy, hipster-friendly city. At times, I felt a little out of place there, having no tattoos, … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Six

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Five


Day Five (9/18/18): Irish Roads are Mad! After a late start and a long breakfast with Dorothy, Tim and I set out to explore County Cork. Our first stop was at the bayside town of Bantry. The weather was beautiful as we strolled around the bay and the city centre. Blue skies and pleasant temperatures … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Five

Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Four


Day Four (9/17/18): You Can Take the Yank Out of America... So…we don’t tip? I got to put my American naivety on display in the morning, following a good Irish breakfast at the hotel café. I realized that I hadn’t put a tip in our hotel room for housekeeping. I pulled out €20 and headed … Continue reading Roundabout: Circling the Emerald Isle, Day Four