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Going against the Grain: Too long of a trip

Going against the Grain: Too long of a trip

Oct 8th, 2019, 03:12 PM
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jacooper, September is supposed to be one of the drier months...and I'm sorry if I made it sound like it was rainy, dreary all the time, because you can see from my photos, it wasn't. Just seemed to happen when I wanted sunny photos because we were just driving through scenic landscape. And yes, my painful knee made walking a chore even though it didn't stop me from doing it..it does color your perceptions of a place, unfairly.
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Oct 9th, 2019, 05:25 AM
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We were also in Ireland in September and did have one very rainy day (Galway). The rest were a mix of cloudy and sunny with some rain showers. Friends of ours went same time of year a couple of years ago and had rain the entire trip

While Iím here on this thread, I wanted to mention a fabulous meal we had in Galway at Ard Bia in Spanish Arch. Just fantastic farm to table place. Reservations are essential.
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Oct 9th, 2019, 07:13 AM
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sf7307...thanks for the tip!
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Oct 9th, 2019, 04:37 PM
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Barefootbeach, thanks for the report. We have been to Ireland several times and some trips have been better than others. On our last trip we had more rain than sun, and although we tried to make the best of it, it was still pouring. We left the Kerry Cliffs soaked to our skin but it was exhilarating to be up there, trying not to be blown off!

It sounds as though you enjoyed some good meals! (People always seem surprised when I tell them how good Irish food is.)

Your photos are lovely!
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Oct 9th, 2019, 09:09 PM
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Amazing pics to see in this thread. I really liked them and want to thank for sharing them here.
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Oct 10th, 2019, 05:31 AM
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allisonm, I too was impressed with the food. Very inventive and lots of veggies. That wind is invigorating!
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Oct 10th, 2019, 05:31 AM
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Thanks for your kind remarks!
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Oct 14th, 2019, 07:31 PM
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We also went for around the same length of time in September a few years ago. Rain, sun, cold, wind, heat wave, we had it all. A friend went early April and had glorious weather, no rain at all. It’s just such a crapshoot.

i was interested in your views of the scenery. While we really loved the coastal areas, starting in the north east, all along to Dingle, especially Connemara, Roundstone and Clifden, Sligo, we were underwhelmed by the drive across from Dingle to Glendalough. It was pretty enough, but that’s it.

I would go back again, but would concentrate on the north west, the Donegal area, the scenery looks stunning. Not to mention my husband needs another Donegal tweed blazer

We loved stopping for lunch, fresh vegetable soup with soda bread every day!

Thanks for a great TR.

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