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We’ve enjoyed our visit to Dublin. Quite a contrast to the rest of our trip to Ireland. It’s urban of course, also very vibrant, lively, modern and young. Let me start by sharing the weekend we were in town featured the convergence of the two biggest sporting events in Ireland, a semi-final for Irish Football on Saturday and a Hurling (sorta like a rugby, lacrosse mash-up) match on Sunday. Both games in… Read More
Sadly, this was our last day to explore Irish country roads. We headed west from Cong to the coastal town of Clifden, tucked in between the Twelve Bens mountain range and the bay. Before we enjoyed a late lunch in quaint Clifden, we stopped by the Connemara National Park to learn a bit more about bogs and did a drive-by of stately Kylemore Abbey, a Gothic Revival estate built in 1826. The… Read More
We had an amazing experience today. We worked with a Harris Hawk named Aztec (with our instructor Alec) and spent an hour walking in the woods of the Ashford Castle estate. It was actually like a page right out of a Robin Hood story, deep in Sherwood Forest. We got to see Aztec take off to hunt his own prey at one point. What a feeling to look eye-to-eye with a raptor… Read More