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A Windy Stop in Clifden Connemara Ireland

On a wet and windy April afternoon we stopped in Clifden, Co. Galway for lunch. It was so wet it was foggy. CAM joked that “the fog wasn’t really fog, it was because in Ireland the rain clouds are so heavy they’re almost on the ground”. But getting a little wet in the rain has Read the Rest…

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Ireland with Children: Reasons to Visit Ireland in 2012

I’m Irish so naturally Ireland is always going to be near the top of my list of places to recommend for family travel but right now is a particularly good time to visit and here’s why… Legacies of the Celtic Tiger Boom Dublin Airport’s new Terminal 2 opened in November 2010. It is, as BigB Read the Rest…

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Lunch At Morans At The Weir

You’d have to be a very dippy travel writer to have lunch at a great little restaurant and completely forget to take a single photo of the excellent seafood served. Very dippy. So I guess I am. Or maybe it was because when we detoured to stop at Morans At The Weir in Kilcolgan on Read the Rest…

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Galway City Museum

When I heard that there was a new museum focusing on the history of Galway City, I was eager to visit. The location of the museum, which you get to by walking through Spanish Arch – part of the original city walls built in the 1550s – could not be better for two reasons: firstly, Read the Rest…

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Serving Your Own Guinness

In case you haven’t guessed it by reading my posts on our trip to Ireland, the Emerald Isle can be a quirky place which you need a sense of humor to enjoy. Today’s example: we were a group of six adults and seven children (three to thirteen) looking for a decent, affordable, family-friendly restaurant in Read the Rest…

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Dinner At Renvyle House Hotel

Appetizers: Goat Cheese and Seafood Chowder. Main Courses: Irish Lamb and Grilled Turbot Dessert: Irish Cheese Plate and Raspberry Pie Like what you’ve read and interested in reading more? Subscribe to the WanderMom rss feed, follow me on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Information on traveling to Ireland with kids. Related Posts [catlist Read the Rest…

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Connemara Secrets

I’m a sucker for stories of strong women in history particularly if the story involves a strong woman who was able to succeed in a man’s world long before the rights and privileges afforded to most women today (in the developed world at least) were available. Granuaile was such a woman. A pirate captain who Read the Rest…

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Renvyle House Hotel Connemara

I was blown in the door of the Renvyle House Hotel by gale force winds and almost immediately tripped over two preschoolers playing tag in the lobby. I had to step quickly out of the way and only took a brief look at the surroundings before checking in. I’d been reading about the history of Read the Rest…

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Recess Connemara Giant

When we stopped in Recess on the first day of our trip, we parked right by this sign. Of course we had to check out the actual item. In particular, my kids thought this was excellent: Personally, I thought this one was better: Although, the slab of Connemara marble in which it was placed was Read the Rest…

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Irish Pub Food

Lunch at E.J. Kings in Clifden, Connemara in Ireland. You may have thought that Irish food was all about over-cooked vegetables and mashed potatoes. Well, it’s not. I found this type of meal, with fresh salad, homemade bread and smoked salmon, a standard menu offering in many of the places where we ate during our Read the Rest…

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