Bunratty: Ireland’s Most Authentic Medieval Castle

I beg to differ with anybody who says Bunratty Castle is overrated. I think it’s been underrated by several of the popular guidebooks and would prefer a day strolling through the castle and folk park here any day to trying to hang upside down so I could kiss the Blarney Stone. I mean, really…think about … Continue reading Bunratty: Ireland’s Most Authentic Medieval Castle

Bunratty Folk Park: A Nostalgic Stroll Through 19th-Century Ireland

Right next to Bunratty Castle is Ireland’s version of Greenfield Village (U.S.A.).The Folk Park is an absolutely charming re-creation of village life from over a hundred years ago, complete with thatched-roof cottagessurrounded by beautiful English country gardens.Oops! Maybe not. Until I went to Ireland, that’s what we used to call such wonderful gardens filled with … Continue reading Bunratty Folk Park: A Nostalgic Stroll Through 19th-Century Ireland

It’s a…It’s a…It’s an Iris!

Well, Kathy and Carl have finally done it! They now have something even better than a warm, soft kitty to cuddle in their arms.They now have a beautiful daughter named “Iris Magdalen.” She was born on March 2 at around 7:30 pm, weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces,  22 inches long, and perfect in every way!I’ve … Continue reading It’s a…It’s a…It’s an Iris!