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Ireland: Innis and the Lake Isle of Innisfree [Part 2]

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     After munching a few of my lunch crackers I stood up and continued my journey to Innisfree.      Once past the river and bridge the path cut through a forest. The trees had thin trunks, like they were young, and the ground was smooth hard packed earth.      As the forest ended there was […]

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Ireland: Innis and the Lake Isle of Innisfree [Part 1]

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     In Ireland the busses don’t run on Sunday. It seemed obvious to both Patrick and I once we heard this piece of news, but it meant we were stuck. It was Saturday afternoon and we were stuck in the town of Sligo. This town was supposed to be just a transfer point to environs […]

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The Pub on Top of Croagh Patrick

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     A night of heavy drinking is horrible training for mountain climbing.      We knew we were going hiking the next day, so the problem was not sipping Guinness in the pub.  Or the three locals we met.  Or the shots of whiskey we bought each other.  But that moment of decision, the moment when the pub […]

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