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Coasting home

So, down in Kerry for a few days, and we decided to ‘pop into town’, town being Cahersiveen. Cahersiveen has a super fishmongers , Quinlans Kerry Fish and a great fish orientated restaurant, QC’s . But, we didnt go there for … Continue reading

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No laughing matter in the Butlers

Continuing on the bank holiday (see here) the following day the weather cleared up and it became one of those limpid, mild days we get in the west, with a pale blue sky and an ocean almost flat calm. After … Continue reading

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A dream in Waterville

So, June bank holiday weekend, and the rain beats down with a jungle ferocity. It doesn’t reall pay matter however as I’m back in my home village, Waterville. Waterville is lucky in having several fine (if not necessarily fine dining)restaurants. … Continue reading

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Mediocre enough in Maynooth

We headed for a drive, planning to go to Donadea Wood for a walk, but instead found ourselves heading for Maynooth. As we were in the area, we decided to step into Carton House for a light lunch. For those … Continue reading

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A whale of a time in Lahinch

Continuing on our Clare adventures we went as we often do to walk the beach in Lahinch. Actually, be blown along by the gale might be a better description, as the day was….blustery. An yet there were brave souls (or … Continue reading

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The Old (ground) ways are the best

I have previously mentioned that we spend a lot of our “staycations” in Clare. Generally we stay in The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, a wonderful spot, solid three star country comfort and a gem of its class. The Poets Corner Bar, … Continue reading

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Chowder in receivership but quality in Fanore

We spend a bit of time in Clare each year, Ennis and Lahinch usually, but the email I got from Lucille on Chowder makes me think it may be time to venture further afield   All across the coast of Galway … Continue reading

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