All Blog Posts Tagged 'Wicklow' (9)

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Fond Memories from My Childhood in Bray, County Wicklow

Bray, County Wicklow lies on the eastern seaboard of Ireland and is known as the "gateway to the garden of Ireland."  Just twelve miles south of Dublin, it offers a  range of attractions to suit all ages.

The promenade starts at the northern end near the harbour and Martello…


Added by That's Just How It Was on February 8, 2015 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Wicklow's Daughter, Beloved Mother: To the Girl on the Lawn at Cal

This year AVID students -- kids whose family backgrounds do not include a college experience -- invited me, their AP European History teacher, to go on the Northern California college tour, and I was honored. I had never visited Cal until a few years ago, with another…


Added by Jim Gregory on January 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Boutique Hostels and Unique Places to Stay: The Truth About Irish Budget Accommodation

When I first heard the phrase "boutique hostel," I figured it was a bit of marketing gimmickry at work. I mean, hostels were bottom-of-the-barrel, right? I suspected the word "boutique" was in line to replace "charming" and "lots of character" for describing accommodation that wasn't quite up to par.

Well, this summer I got a taste of modern hosteling,…


Added by Irish Fireside on August 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

'And To Watch the Sunbeams Dancing O’er the Wicklow Mountains High'

From "The Wicklow Mountains High" by Jim McGonigle.

One of the things I'm always on the alert for while driving along the roads of Ireland is any sort of roadside historical marker. The Irish have populated their cities…


Added by Joe Gannon on July 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Follow Me Down Past Carlow (to Shillelagh)

We arrived at Dublin Airport to some fairly typical Irish summer weather, i.e. cloudy with off-and-on showers and temperatures of about 18 (about 65 back in the…


Added by Joe Gannon on July 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Surname Wayne - County Wicklow

Where does the surname Wayne come from? Isaac Wayne was born in County Wicklow, Ireland in 1699 to Captain Anthony Wayne, veteran of the Battle of the Boyne. Isaac married Elizabeth Iddings of Philadelphia and had four children: one of whom was Brigadier General Anthony “Mad” Wayne…


Added by Dee Notaro on May 23, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

First Cousin? Second Cousin?

The terms “first cousin once removed” and “second cousin” are often confused. When the term “removed” is used, it indicates that the two people are from different generations.  Second cousins have the same great grandparents but not the same grandparents.…


Added by Dee Notaro on May 21, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Top 5 Spectacular Walking Trails in Ireland

See what the Emerald Isle has offer on foot. Walk along gigantic cliff faces, sandy dunes and beaches,…


Added by The Irish Store on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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